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2008/02/26

Domestic Issues

McKinley County Sheriff's deputies respond to a domestic disturbance that escalated into a stand-off Tuesday at the 400 block of Crystal Avenue in Gamerco. Two shots were fired inside the house, but deputies were able to convince the subjects to surrender peacefully.


McKinley County Sheriff's deputies transfer a suspect in custody to a different patrol unit Tuesday afternoon after responding to a domestic disturbance at the 400 block of Crystal Avenue in Gamerco. Two shots were fired inside the house, but deputies were able to convince the subjects to surrender peacefully.

2008/02/25

Recognizing a Scout

Webelo Nicholas Melicosta holds the US Flag while Caleb Cretella, center, leads the pledge of Allegiance along with cub-master Ray Cope and Nicholas Esquibel at First Baptist Church of Gallup. Nearly 30 boys and their families attended Monday night's Blue and Gold Banquet, celebrating 78 years of Cub Scouting.


James Patten, center, talks with Jonathan Cho while Finnian O'Leary, left, listens as the trio fill out a form Monday at the start of the Blue and Gold Banquet at First Baptist Church in Gallup.

2008/02/23

Hoops - Gallup vs. West Mesa

Gallup Bengal Alfonso Hubbard (20) jumps from between West Mesa Mustangs Josh Sanchez (52) and Jacob Gamon (33) while trying to score a basket at Gallup High School. Hubbard toppled Gamon, causing an offensive foul and the loss of the ball as the Bengals lost 71-61 to the Mustangs.

Gallup Bengal Will Porch (50) takes the ball to the basket Saturday at Gallup High school, but it was not enough to keep the West Mesa Mustangs from winning 71-61.

Gallup Bengal Alex James (30) runs past West Mesa Mustang Devin Butler (32) who catches his fingers on James' shirt Saturday night during the varsity boys basketball game at Gallup High School.

2008/02/21

Girls Hoops - Rehoboth vs. Navajo Pine

Navajo Pine Lady Warrior DJ Yazzie (25) gets her hand on the ball Thursday, keeping Rehoboth Lady Lynx Lesley Eldridge (14) from getting control of a rebound in the girls varsity basketball game at Navajo Pine High School. The Lady Lynx won 56-49.


Rehoboth Lady Lynx Sanny Rose Terry (21) tries to reach past Navajo Pine Lady Warrior Courtney Nelson (22) to get control of the ball.

Rehoboth Lady Lynx Jessica Largo (4) aims for the basket, but is called for offensive charging as she knocks into Navajo Pine Lady Warrior Berencia Curley (32) during the girls varsity basketball game.
Rehoboth Lady Lynx Lesley Eldridge (14) is fouled by Navajo Pine Lady Warrior Chenoa Yazzie (33) while trying to score a basket.

2008/02/20

Basketball in Crownpoint, NM

Crownpoint Eagle Ryan Silago (42) takes a shot at the basket, but is fouled by Bloomfield Bobcat Luis Villanueva (5) at Crownpoint High School. The Bobcats beat the Eagles 54-48.

Crownpoint Eagle Kevin Chavez (5) bumps into Bloomfield Bobcat Luis Villanueva (5) during the varsity boys basketball game Wednesday night at Crownpoint High School.

Marine Corps JROTC

Marine Corps JROTC 2nd Lt. Timo Molina spins his rifle during practice at Grants High School. The Grants teams are preparing for a competition March 1st at Rio Grande High School, as well as the Naitonal drill competition on May 1st in Florida.

USMC JrROTC instructor Gunny Sgt. George Garcia returns a salute to the girl's drill team as they practice at Grants High School.

Members of the Grants High School Marine Corps JROTC drill team huddle together and motivate each other before beginning their practice at the south end of the school's campus.

Members of the Grants High School Marine Corps JROTC drill team work through a portion of their routine during practice.

2008/02/18

Details, Details...

Brandon Baker dries the windshield of a US Postal Service truck Monday at Panda Lube and Detailing on Rt. 66 in Gallup. The vehicles are generally washed one Sunday each month, but with the President's Day holiday they were able to do the job on Monday.
A line of US Postal Service trucks awaits washing Monday afternoon at Panda Auto Lube and Detailing on Rt. 66 in Gallup. Opened just over a year ago, Panda Auto Lube and Detailing is locally owned and family operated.

Michael Romero sprays water onto a US Postal Service truck at the front of a line trucks Monday at Panda Auto Lube and Detailing on Rt. 66 in Gallup.

2008/02/16

Native Story Telling

Native American storyteller Adam Teller demonstrates an archer drawing back his bow while telling a story Saturday as Teddi Duncan and Sunny Dooley listen at the Octavia Fellin Children's Library in downtown Gallup. The trio of storytellers joined together for the Second Annual Hane Storytelling Festival, which organizers describe as an opportunity to appreciate the diversity of Native American stories and culture.


Native American storyteller Teddi Duncan counts to ten in Apache while behind her Adam Teller counts along while telling tales Saturday morning at the Octavia Fellin Children's Library in downtown Gallup.

With children listening at her feet, Native American storyteller Sunny Dooley tells of how she once lost one of her mother's shoes while Adam Teller and Teddi Duncan also listen Saturday morning at the Octavia Fellin Children's Library.

2008/02/15

Back in Gallup - More Basketball


Gallup Bengal Will Porch (50) tries to hang on to the ball Friday while Cibola Cougar Brandon Simpson (31) pulls it away on a rebound during the varsity boys basketball game at Gallup High School.

Gallup Bengal Alfonso Hubbard (20) pushes his way past Cibola Cougar Mycah Huitron (34) to reach the basket during the boys varsity basketball game at Gallup High School.

Gallup Bengal Alfonso Hubbard (20) grabs the on to the ball Friday while Cibola Cougar Brandon Simpson (31) extends his arm overhead during the varsity boys basketball game at Gallup High School.

Gallup Bengal Ryan Becenti (34) drives along the baseline to get close to the basket and score Friday night as the Bengals battle the Cibola Cougars varsity boys basketball team at Gallup High School.

2008/02/14

Basketball Tournament: Flagstaff - Final Day

Monument Valley Lady Mustang Michaellyn Curleyhair (42) jumps into the air while Safford Lady Bulldog Kayla Pearce (24) tries to block her shot Thursday during the final round of 3A basketball tournament games at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz. The Lady Mustangs won 68-49.

Monument Valley Lady Mustang Bradley Nash (25) is fouled by Safford Lady Bulldog Bea Villalba (50) during the final round of games at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff.

Monument Valley Lady Mustang Crystal Tadachine (12) drives toward the basket and around Safford Lady Bulldog Kayla Pearce (24)

Monument Valley Lady Mustang Crystal Tadachine (12) drives toward the arm of Safford Lady Bulldog Kayla Pearce (24) on Thursday during the final round of 3A basketball tournament games at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz. The Lady Mustangs easily defeated the Bulldogs 68-49.

2008/02/13

Basketball Tournament: Flagstaff - Day 3

Ganado Lady Hornet ShawnDean West (23) pushes her way between Window Rock Lady Scouts Ashlee Mitchell (22) and Tania Hatathlie (31) Wednesday to win during the 3A high school basketball tournament at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz. The Lady Hornets managed to hang on to a narrow lead most of the game and win 46-43.

Ganado Lady Hornet Leandra Mark (40) pulls down a rebound and pulls it from the hands of Window Rock Lady Scout Ashley Mitchell (22) during the 3A high school basketball tournament.

Ganado Lady Hornets basketball fan Garrett Yazzie expresses his team spirit and enthusiasm Wednesday, running around the perimeter of the court and encouraging other fans to cheer during the 3A high school basketball tournament

Ganado Lady Hornet Leandra Mark (40) crouches down as she prepares to leap past Window Rock Lady Scout Tania Hatathlie (31) and take a shot at the basket.

Ganado Lady Hornet Shanda Benally (44) lifts teammate Leandra Lynch (10)while celebrating thier 46-43 victory over the Window Rock Lady Scouts on Wednesday at the 3A high school basketball tournament at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.

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Chinle Wildcat Denzel Harvey (43) protects the ball from Monument Valley Mustangs as he pulls down a rebound Wednesday during the 3A high school basketball tournament at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz. The Wildcats defeated the Mustangs 56-52.

Chinle Wildcat Denzel Harvey (43) is fouled by Monument Valley Mustang Marvin Russell (3) as he tries to score a basket.

Chinle Wildcat Mathias Claw (10) soars to the rim of the hoop while playing against the Monument Valley Mustangs.

Monument Valley Mustang Byron Davis (2) knocks the ball out of the hands of Chinle Wildcat Lyle Tsosie (32) and is called for a foul during the 3A high school basketball tournament.

Chinle Wildcat Denzel Harvey (43) is fouled by Monument Valley Mustang Marvin Russell (3) as he tries to grab a rebound Wednesday during the 3A high school basketball tournament at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz. The Wildcats edged past the Mustangs 56-52.

2008/02/12

Basketball Tournament: Flagstaff - day 2

Tuba City Lady Warrior Nicole Yellow (15) chases after the basketball and tries to keep the Alchesay Lady Falcons away from it Tuesday night during the 3A high school basketball tournament at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz. The Lady Warriors lost 52-43.

Tuba City Lady Warrior Amber Williams (23) tries to hang on to the ball on a rebound Tuesday night but the Alchesay Lady Falcons come away with the ball and the victory during the 3A high school basketball tournament.

Tuba City Lady Warrior Angel Tacheene (11) looks toward the basket Tuesday night while Alchesay Lady Falcon Brittany Burnette (22) moves in behind her during the 3A high school basketball tournament.

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Window Rock Scout Derek Mitchell (21) shoots for a basket while Sedona Scorpion Kevin Cox (4) takes a swing at the ball Tuesday morning during the 3A high school basketball tournament at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz. The Scouts were eliminated from the tournament with a 63-54 loss.

Sedona Scorpion Michael Krajnak (33) blocks Window Rock Scout Leo Antonio (24) Tuesday morning during the 3A high school basketball tournament at the NAU Walkup Skydome.

Window Rock Scout Christopher Tallwood (25) takes a shot at the basket but Sedona Scorpion Michael Krajnak (33) bats the ball away.

Window Rock Scouts Derek Mitchell (21) and Leo Antonio (24) try to keep Sedona Scorpion Luke Dumyahn (5) from getting control of the ball Tuesday morning during the 3A high school basketball tournament at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz. The Scouts were eliminated from the tournament with a 63-54 loss.

Window Rock Scout Derek Mitchell (21) knocks Sedona Scorpion Sammy Holeyfield (3) to the floor as he takes a shot at the basket Tuesday morning during the 3A high school basketball tournament at the NAU Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.