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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...

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...

Summer Reading Program inspires young imaginations

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Here’s an interesting question: When was the last time your child sailed on the high seas with cutthroat pirates in search of sunken treasure? Or, go back in time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, or perhaps taken a trip a thousand leagues under the sea?

If the answer is no, then this summer head to the Octavia Fellin Public Library - Children’s Branch and let them explore adventures like this and many more.

The Children’s Branch, located at 200 West Aztec, has numerous activities for kids to engage in this summer, and in fact for the entire family. This summer, the library, has kicked off the, Summer Reading Program 2015, June 6 - July 25.

Library Director Mary Ellen...

DVD/Blu-Ray Roundup for June 12, 2015

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Welcome once again to the highlights of what is coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. There isn’t a large quantity of films this time out, but several of them sound interesting. As always, be sure to click on any links to read detailed reviews. 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!

The DUFF - This high school set comedy follows a teen who decides to reinvent herself after learning that she is the “designated ugly fat friend” of the popular kids. Along the way, she decides to take down her uppity classmates. Reviews were solid for this youth-oriented effort. While some found it a bit too...

JURASSIC WORLD Delivers Plenty of Dinosaur Thrills

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Rating: ««« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 2 hrs., 5 min.

It has been over 20 years since the original Jurassic Park, but feverish fandom for the film and all things dinosaur haven’t ceased. In fact, the property appears to have grown in popularity - those who enjoyed the original as kids are high on the nostalgia for the adventure, and the series has added new young fans courtesy of its frequent airings on TV. Thankfully, Jurassic World is a sequel that generally works. It’s simple, escapist entertainment with plenty of thrills and chills that are guaranteed to impress most viewers.

In the decades since the original tale, the Costa Rican island where the dinosaurs were created...

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