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‘Sparky’ appears before City Council

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From Left, Gallup Fire Department Lt. Jonathan Dayton, Councilor Allan Landavazo, Fire Marshal Jesus “Chuy” Morales, Sparky, and Chief Eric Babcock are presented with a proclamation by the city (Sept. 22) for Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10. Morales and fellow fire fighters gave a short presentation on the importance of...

Vice President Nez celebrates student union building renovations

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TSAILE, Ariz.—Students at the main campus of Dine’ College now have new housing.

On Sept. 18, college faculty, administration, special guests and the general public celebrated 32 new housing units and the newly renovated Student Union Building.

A Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education funded the new housing units and building renovations, at a cost of more than $15 million. The housing units totaled $13 million and the SUB renovations were completed at a cost of $2.1 million.

The housing complex incorporated Navajo cultural elements and are a mix of two and three-bedroom units with a full service kitchen, bathroom, washer, dryer, microwave, refrigerator and...

EVEREST has spectacle, but could use a bit more focus

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Rating: «« out of 4

Running Time: 122 min.

Ever considered a perilous trek up the highest mountain on Earth? Everest may certainly dissuade any thoughts with a cold, harsh re-creation of what is perhaps the mountain’s most infamous tragedy. As disaster films go, it features some great visuals and several tense moments. Yet it occasionally suffers from a lack of focus on a central role. While the events as depicted are harrowing, the storytelling leaves some emotional distance between the viewer and the characters.

Based on the ill-fated 1996 excursion to the summit peak, the plot follows two commercial tour groups that assist adventure seekers up Everest. The focus is on...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for September 25, 2015

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It’s yet another busy week with tons of releases both new and old that should pique anyone’s interest. 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!

Alleluia - An introverted nurse falls for a charming womanizer in this French/Belgian thriller. She’s soon convinced into helping the man target and murder wealthy, single woman, and stealing their goods. Inspired on the real life “Lonely Hearts Killers” of the 1940s, plenty of graphic violence ensues. Notices were very good for this picture - it was described by most as disturbing and not for the faint of heart, but beautifully shot and compelling is its...

Council to help youth, veterans

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation Council approved the 2016 budget. Following seven hours of debate concerning the many needs of the Navajo people, the Navajo Nation Council voted to approve the Nation’s Fiscal Year Comprehensive Budget on Sept. 22.

The budget required two-thirds approval, or 16 supporting votes, to pass. Legislation sponsor Council Delegate Alton Joe Shepherd (Jeddito, Cornfields, Ganado, Kin Dah Lichíí, Steamboat), asked his colleagues to support the budget as opposed to considering a continuing resolution.

According to the legislation, the overall operating budget totals approximately $620 million, including $556 million for the executive branch, $16...

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