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The end of one journey, beginning of another

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It’s been a long road for Dr. Chris Gonzaga and, while it’s not at the end, he’s due for some well deserved family time, rest and recreation.

Gonzaga retired from Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital Dec. 8 after a 40-year career in medicine that included 26 years at RMCH. Over those years he’s become known for his...

Bluray/DVD Roundup for December 22, 2023

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Happy holidays and welcome to a look at some of the highlights arriving this week. This particular edition is filled with some huge titles and independent efforts – there is plenty to choose from and even a few gift ideas. So as always, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors for a while, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER: After its theatrical release at the end of 2022, the third-highest grossing film of all time worldwide (behind the original Avatar and Avengers: Endgame) is finally arriving on a variety of formats. In fact, there’s a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray edition, a Best Buy exclusive in...

Pet of the Week: Meet Kate!

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All she wants is someone who will play with her. Her favorite thing is when the Grants Animal Care Center volunteers go in and let her run around the cat room.

Kate is 7 months old and for someone who also wants a playtime companion, she is the perfect match.

Anyone interested in Kate can visit her at the Grants Animal Care Center at 722 Redondo Rd. in Grants, New Mexico. They are open Monday-Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.

UNM-Gallup keeps ‘Holiday in New Mexico’ tradition alive

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The University of New Mexico-Gallup continued its successful Holiday in New Mexico tradition with nearly 1,000 luminarias, more than 800 biscochitos, and a musical finale by mariachi entertainer Antonio Reyna Dec. 7.

Families and children who visited the campus delighted in the festive decorations and the arrival of Santa Claus atop a Gallup Fire Department fire truck with a Campus Police escort. UNM mascot Lobo Louie was also thrilled to see Santa, giving him a big hug when he arrived.

Visitors also enjoyed the various activities organized by the branch campus’ departments and student clubs, including coloring, treats, ring toss games, chess, temporary tattoos, a North Pole...

‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ is an unexpected but delightful sequel

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This animated motion picture will premiere on Netflix Friday, Dec. 15.

In the year 2000, British animation studio Aardman premiered their first feature-length movie. That feature was Chicken Run and it was a massive hit with critics and at the box office. It likely would have snagged an Oscar for Best Animated Film, but remarkably this award category didn’t yet exist at the time. After a very, very long wait, a somewhat unexpected sequel has arrived.

The 23-year break between films suggests that Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget may not really need to exist. Despite this potential issue, the final product is chock-full of...

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