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PETS OF THE WEEK

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Cat Room is Full, Save a Life Today!

BETT

Bett is a Siamese mix kitten waiting for you to come take her home!

HURLEY

Hurley will keep you warm and cozy on these cold winter nights.

Visit and adopt one of these deserving furry friends
at Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society: 1315 Hamilton Rd #B, Gallup, NM...

‘The Revenant’ is cold, brutal and unforgettable

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Rating: ««« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 156 min.

In the midst of Hollywood sequels and reboots that relentlessly follow a predetermined formula, it’s great to see a big budget eccentricity like The Revenant. This is the type of film that clearly represents the personal vision of its filmmaker, melding western tropes with art house pretense. As a result of its unusual approach and icy tone, it’s going to garner extreme reactions. But from my perspective, this change from the norm is always welcome.

Set in the 1820s, the story is fairly simple. Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a guide for a group of fur traders in the wilderness. After a series of misadventures, a tragedy...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 8, 2016

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Hope every had a good holiday. Unlike the past couple of editions, this one is absolutely loaded with releases. Here are the highlights. 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!

Close Range - An ex-soldier takes on a drug cartel who is threatening his sister and niece in this low-budget action picture. Those who saw it warned that the script and acting was downright wooden and silly. However, they also stated that the fight choreography was impressive and that the action sequences in general were well-handled. As direct-to-DVD B-movie schlock-fests go, they felt that the fisticuff scenes make it slightly...

Local teen pens first novel

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Michael Marquez, 17, will graduate in May 2016 from Miyamura High School. The oldest son of Joseph and Emily, Marquez spent his freshman year at Gallup Catholic before they closed the high school.

“Mrs. (Ruth) Roberts started me on writing,” he said. “At first it was a way to earn extra credit and then I found that I liked it and just wanted to write, a lot.”

For his sophomore year, Marquez went to Miyamura and met another English teacher who also encouraged his writing, Mr. (Timothy) Johnson.

“Sometimes I would turn in as many as 20 pages to him,” Marquez said.

Johnson never complained and even once told Emily that he saved Marquez’ work to read last, because it...

PETS OF THE WEEK

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Cats Looking for Love!

The cat room is quickly filling up. If you have been thinking about adding a furry friend to the family, consider one of these beauties looking for a New Year’s miracle.

Can’t adopt, but wouldn’t mind a temporary resident? Consider fostering! It saves lives.

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