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FBI: Manuelito Man Gets 15 Years For Child Abuse

ALBUQUERQUE — Roland Yazzie, 47, of Manuelito and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced May 13 in Federal Court to 15 years and eight months in prison for abusive sexual contact in Indian Country. Yazzie pleaded guilty Oct. 14, 2021. In his plea agreement, Yazzie admitted...

Woman allegedly brings pellet gun into jail

A woman allegedly brought a pellet gun into jail with her after being charged for an outstanding warrant. Gallup Police Officer Aaron Marquez was dispatched to the Allsup’s convenience store, 112 Arnold St., on May 8 due to a woman who was allegedly on drugs. An employee had called in the incident, and they said the woman, identified as Lacosta Reeves, was outside of the store refusing to leave and bothering other customers.

I-40 eastbound closed near Houck

PHOENIX – The eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 are closed near Houck, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The closure is due to a crash at milepost 345. Motorists are advised to expect delays and seek an alternate route. There is no estimated time to reopen the eastbound...

U-Haul dealer now available in Sanders

SANDERS, Ariz. — U-Haul Company of Arizona recently announced that Covenant Christian Ministry has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Sanders community. Covenant Christian Ministry at U.S. Hwy. 191 S., Lot 1069 will offer essential services like U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies...

Mother of GCU student killed in I-40 car crash says daughter was 'thriving'

The mother of a Grand Canyon University student who was killed with her friend in a car accident near the New Mexico border earlier this month described her daughter as a loyal friend and compassionate mentor. Chelsea Nicole Valladares' mother Erica Valladares said her daughter cared about her Christian faith since she was only 4 years old. Valladares spoke to The Republic Wednesday. “Chelsea...

21-year-old Chelsea Nicole Valladares and 22-year-old Kelli Ingle dead after a crash on Interstate 40 (Lupton, AZ)

21-year-old Chelsea Nicole Valladares and 22-year-old Kelli Ingle dead after a crash on Interstate 40 (Lupton, AZ)Nationwide Report. Authorities identified 21-year-old Chelsea Nicole Valladares and 22-year-old Kelli Ingle as the two Grand Canyon University students who were killed following a traffic collision Saturday on Interstate 40.

2 GCU students dead after I-40 crash near Arizona-New Mexico border

NEAR LUPTON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Two Grand Canyon University students died in a crash on Interstate 40 near Arizona’s border with New Mexico over the weekend. It happened just after 11 p.m. Saturday. The students were going east on I-40 when the driver drifted left and hit a guardrail. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the car was blocking one lane when it finally stopped. Troopers say a tractor-trailer hit it. The driver was in critical condition when they were taken to a hospital in Gallup, New Mexico. The passenger died at the scene. DPS did not immediately release details on those in the tractor-trailer.

2 GCU students killed in vehicle collision near New Mexico border

Grand Canyon University identified two female students killed in a vehicle collision last week near the New Mexico border. Chelsea Nicole Valladares, 21, was from Harbor City, Calif. Valladares was studying business management, GCU spokesperson Bob Romantic said Thursday. Her roommate 22-year-old Kelli Ingle was studying biochemistry and molecular biology. Ingle was also a resident assistant in Ocotillo Hall, Romantic said. ...

The Thing That Surprised Me Most Visiting Petrified Forest National Park

Before moving to Arizona, my husband and I vacationed here. On our first visit to the state, we stopped at Petrified Forest National Park. Driving through the desolate area, we marveled at the colors of the Painted Desert. Never have I seen such gorgeous pastel colors of the earth exposed. But as colorful as it was, the lack of vegetation and of life was also obvious.
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Colletta Morris

Colletta Joe was born to Thomas and Flora Joe on February 13th, 1938 in Houck, Arizona. In 1960, Colletta married Bobby Morris and moved to Holbrook, Arizona. They had 5 children: Melvin (Carol), Angela (Pete), Angelica (Joel), Angelisa and Bobby, Jr.; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Colletta passed away peacefully...

Colletta Joe

Colletta Joe was born to Thomas and Flora Joe on Feb. 13, 1938, in Houck, Ariz. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 25, 2022. Her clans were Bit’ahnnii born for Kinyaa’aanii. She had seven siblings, Rosemary, Annie, Freddie, Angela, Felix, Maggie and Juanita. In 1960,...

Miami SG/SF Gabe Escobedo voted the WaFd Bank Arizona High School Boys Basketball Player of the Week

Congratulations to Miami shooting guard/small forward Gabe Escobedo for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Arizona High School Boys Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 10-16! While the Vandals weren’t able to pull out a win on Monday in the 69-55 loss to Globe, the senior put in work on the hardwood. With 33 points, nine rebounds, four assists, four blocks, three deflections and a steal, there was no shutting down Escobedo.

Skull of Gumby the Phytosaur to be on display

After years of study and preparation the skull of Gumby the Phytosaur will be on display in the Rainbow Forest Museum at Petrified Forest National Park. Gumby is a specimen of phytosaur called Smilosuchus Adamanensis (the name means ‘chisel crocodile’ of Adamana). Phytosaurs are a group of extinct crocodile-like reptiles that lived in Arizona during the Late Triassic. Fossils of at least nine different types of Phytosaurs have been found within the park and they were likely a dominant predator hundreds of millions of years ago.