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Catherine A. Miller Elementary School opens in Churchrock

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CHURCHROCK – Things have really changed in Churchrock. It’s been 56 years since this small village to the east of Gallup had a new school. Before that school was built in 1959, classes were taught in a small collection of what can only be described as sheds; 16’ X 24’ wooden buildings with leaky roofs...

Dylan Vargas & the Black Belt Band Rocks!

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A local Rock ‘n’ Roll band that categorizes themselves as Heavy Blues, they are adept in covering songs from AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Heart, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Judas Priest, Journey to also playing oldies in a style with a unique twist.

The band members in the picture above are: left to right, Phillip Romero, Dylan Vargas, Cindy Vargas, and Charlie Vargas. Tim Martin (not pictured) is a big asset to the band and one of the best guitar players, keyboard players and singers the other members have collaborated with in their careers.

The band also does their own original music and is working on CD to be released in April.

Dylan grew up listening to Rock ‘n’ Roll and...


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Cat Room is Full, Save a Life Today!


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


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. Information: (505) 863-2616.

‘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...

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