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Senate candidate Adams wins AIHEC honor

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Diné College represented at Minneapolis-based ceremony

TSAILE – A throng of students from Diné College travelled to Minneapolis from March 13-16 for the 2016 American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference and brought back 10 awards – among them six first place honors, the most that students from Diné...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 1, 2016

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It’s time for yet another roundup of highlights on Blu-ray and DVD. Once again there are some great (and not-so-great) films coming your way. 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!

Cartel Land - This documentary earned an Oscar nomination for its gripping tale of the drug trade in Mexico. Featuring unprecedented access to all sides, it focuses on a physician who leads a citizen’s revolt against his region’s Knights Templar drug cartel. As the story progresses and confrontations mount between the rogue faction, cops and traffickers, the motives and actions of many parties shift. The...

Miss Gallup New Mexico Teen Latina crowned

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On March 20, El Morro Theatre filled with fans and contestants for the Miss Teen Gallup New Mexico Latina and Miss Gallup New Mexico Latina beauty pageant. The pageant included talent, fantasy dress, and eveningwear categories, followed by the presentation of winners.

Janelle Garciduenas of Gallup won the talent section with her lovely Spanish singing. The best fantasy dress went to Mercedes Mejia of Gallup for her impressive dress constructed of newspaper. Mejia was also the only contestant that did not sing or dance during the talent event.  Instead, she said “My talent is helping people.”

Mejia is a teacher and tutor at New Life Learning Center in Gamerco where she...

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ wears viewers down with dourness and destruction

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 153 min.

The first Man of Steel movie left me pretty cold. As someone without a comic book background, it did little to engage me. The story lacked well-drawn characters and seemed to revel in nonsensical action and destruction. I came into Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hoping for the best, or at least some tweaks and alterations to the formula that might develop the plot and characters.

It has been 18 months since the events of the previous film. While Metropolis has been rebuilt and many see Superman (Henry Cavill) as a hero, a minority is still reeling from the mass destruction. This includes Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck), a...

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ is genial and unremarkable

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 90 minutes

Some 14 years ago, My Big Fat Greek Wedding surprised just about everyone. The low-budget comedy found an enormous audience, becoming a box office behemoth and raking in over $368 million dollars worldwide. A long time has passed since that first movie... and probably for good reason. It didn’t exactly leave any lingering questions about the fates of its characters.

Regardless, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 reunites just about everyone from the first film and attempts to make a go of it once again. In the years since the original, Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) have settled into their suburban lives in Chicago...

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