Gallup Lady Bengal Janelle Largo (50) gets up close and personal with Hampton High School Lady Crabber Candace Brown (5) Friday afternoon during the T-Mobile National High School Basketball Invitational at the University of New Mexico's Pit in Albuquerque. The Gallup Lady Bengals lost 55-33 to the Hampton, VA Hampton Lady Crabbers.
Rough Rock Lady Sun Devil Nicole Nez (21) keeps the ball out of reach of St. Michael Cardinal Kylee Sam (14) during Thursday night's match-up at the Window Rock Sports Pavillion in Window Rock, Ariz. The Lady Sun Devils held off the Cardinals to win 44-39.
St. Michael Lady cardinal Melissa Yazzie (15) tries to scoop up the basketball Thursday evening while Rough Rock Lady Sundevil Rielvina Harvey (32) tries to get a hand on it at the Window Rock Sports Pavillion in Window Rock, Ariz.
St. Michael Cardinal TyWray Hardy (14) gets slammed to the floor by St. Michael's Horseman Justin Smith (40) during Thursday night's boys basketball game at the Window Rock Sports Pavilion in Window Rock, Ariz.
At times SMith rambled a little, and a few times he repeated himself. He laughed at the stories he told, and then became quite quiet and introspective. I wondered what memories were still creeping back into his mind, and at the same time I knew I don't want to find out.
Long-time Gallup resident and Bataan Death March survivor Timothy Smith reflects on his time spent as a POW during WWII, and the life he has lived as a Gallupian since the war ended. Smith said the experience brought him into contact with some Gallup residents and once the war ended he moved to Gallup, "Us New Mexico boys, one thing we did, we stuck together."
The handwriting is faded and slightly smeared, but Smith and his wife still have several notebooks that he wrote in during his time as a POW. The notebooks, and the pencils used to write in them, had to be hidden at all times to keep his captors from confiscating them.
Gallup Bengal wrestler Stephen Garcia lifts White Horse high's Travis Begay off balance Wednesday afternoon while wrestling at Wingate High School. Garcia pinned to Begay to win the match.
Sanders Valley Pirate Sheldon Murphy lifts Wingate Bears Marty Watah's foot Wednesday while trying to push him to the matt while wrestling in the 215 pound weight class at Wingate High School. Murphy pinned Watah to win the match.
Snow and ice are evident Monday morning as a car drives slowly over the railroad crossing at County Road 1 in Gallup.
A line of trucks wait to turn onto the I-40 freeway entrance ramp Monday morning by the west-side truck stops in Gallup after icy conditions contributed to a jack-knifed truck on the interstate and forced law enforcement officers to temporarily close the west bound lanes.
Navajo Pine Warrior Jermaine Chee (14) takes to the baseline as he moves past Newcomb Skyhawks Larrin Yazzie (22) during Thursday evening's boys varsity basketball game at Navajo Pine High School in Navajo, NM. The Warriors defeated the Skyhawks 63-48.
Navajo Pine Warrior Tim Chee (1) dribbles the ball past Newcomb Skyhawk Shea Bowman(24).
Emma Filesteel holds hands with two-year old Mitchrena Begay while walking with Delbert Begay and Dalbray Begay (not pictured) Tuesday afternoon at Veteran's Memorial Park in Window Rock, Ariz.
Former senator Leonard Tsosie gives his support to frmr Navajo Nation President Milton Bluehouse Sr., center and attorney James Zion and the proposed legal action against the Navajo Nation.
Albuquerque attorney James Zion answers questions Tuesday during a press conference at Veteran's Memorial Park in Window Rock during which he announced the begin of legal proceedings against the Navajo Nation in regards to the handling of funding for the proposed casino project. With Zion is former Navajo Nation President Milton Bluehouse Sr., one of the plaintiffs in the suit.
Arriving at the scene I fired off a few frames to get an establishing shot just in case I was going to run into access issues. After a few moments it began to sink in that what I was looking at was not just a body covered by a white sheet. For more than 20 feet there was a smear of red and chunks of meat. And somewhere in the middle of it was the very easily identifiable pieces of the victim's brain.
I wandered up and down the block looking for a possible image that would work for our readers. I certainly was not going to show the gore of the scene. In the end I came in with three different images - ranging from showing nothing, to a hand extending out from under a sheet, to the victim's legs. I wanted to give the readers a sense of how gruesome the scene was without actually showing much of anything. In the end the editor decided the second and third images here were just too graphic, and the very safe image of on-lookers staring at squad cars was what we published.
A pair of on-lookers watch as police respond Monday afternoon to the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident that left a male pedestrian lying in the middle of the road on Boardman Avenue near Historic Rt. 66 in Gallup after he was run over by the trailer of a dump truck. Investigators believe that the driver of the dump truck was unaware that he had struck anything. The victim's wife was with him at the accident and reported that they had both been drinking.
An unmarked patrol car sits parked on a curb as Police respond Monday afternoon to the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident.
Kirtland Central Lady Bronco Dayan Hall-Jones (10) soars past Winslow Lady Bulldog Samantha Sam (22) to make a basket during the Gallup Invitational Girls Basketball tournament at Gallup High School. The Lady Broncos defeated the Bulldogs 57-53.
Winslow Lady Bulldog Kourtney Shirley (32) wrestles with Kirtland
Central Lady Bronco April Christie (24) after the ball came loose.
Gallup Lady Bengal Courtney Cowboy (24) moves past Hobbs Lady Eagle Diana Juarez (12) and looks for a teammate to pass the ball to as she approaches the baseline.Gallup Lady Bengal Tanya Wilson (20) stands at the edge of the three point line and makes a basket Friday night as the Lady Bengals defeated the Hobbs Lady Eagles during the Gallup Invitational Girls Basketball Tournament at Gallup High School. The Lady Bengals launched themselves into a large lead right away with their aerial attacks from three-point land, leaving the Eagles scrambling for a way to stop them.
Percy Trujillo, a RN from RMCH, administers a flu shot to Francisco Cerna, 10, Thursday afternoon at the Gallup Community Service Center. In addition to three locaitons in town to give the free vaccines, nine other locations across the Navajo reservation offered the shots during National Influenza Vaccination Week. The program was not only a way to help the community, but also served as a Northern Region Emergency Preparedness Exercise that had mulptiple agencies and departments working together.
Rehoboth Lady Lynx Lesley Eldridge (14) tries to maneuver around Gallup Lady Bengal Jeryn Wilson (35) to score, but Raelynn Toadlena (22) reaches in and gets called for a foul Monday as the Varsity Lynx played against the JV Bengals at the new Rehoboth HighSchool gymnasium. The Lady Bengals easily handled the lynx, winning 53-28.
Rehoboth Lady Lynx Tara Postma (13) tries to wrench the ball out of the grasp of Gallup Lady Bengal Kelsi Etsicitty (34) Monday night but the ball is whistled dead and called a jump ball.
Patches and potholes mar the surface of this bridge that connects I-40 with the town of Sanders, Ariz. along Hwy 191.
A school bus slowly rolls across this bridge that connects motorists from I-40 to Sanders, Ariz. on Hwy 191. The bridge, which spans above two sets of railroad tracks, has officials concerned enough about its condition that they have limited it to vehicles not weighing any more than 10 tons.
A gravel truck travels south into Sanders Monday afternoon as it begins the drive down through Zuni before heading back north through Gallup so that it can avoid traveling over a railroad bridge approximately 100 feet south of I-40 along Hwy 191 in Arizona. The bridge is in need of repairs and has been limited to vehicles weighing less than 10 tons.
When I first pulled onto the shoulder and then to the edge of the grass the coyote spooked and trotted farther away. I waited for a few moments, thinking I had lost my shot when suddenly it came bounding back toward me through the grass. I caught some sight of movement ahead of it and realized it was chasing a rabbit. The rabbit eluded its hunter, and a few moments later the coyote turned and looked over at me before again wandering into the grass and brush.