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STEAMPUNK RETURNS

POPULAR COSTUME FESTIVAL PREPARES FOR SOPHOMORE EFFORT The second annual Steampunk Convention, Steamers and Dreamers, is headed for the Aztec Community/Senior center this weekend. Last year's...

CITY SEWER PROJECT MOVES SMOOTHLY

In Aztec, one of the major projects right now is the sewer outfall line. This will replace the aging main sewer line from the wastewater plant at the south end of Oliver Dr. to the intersection of W. ...

AZTEC SCHOOL BOARD

The Aztec School Board met on Feb. 9 and took action on several items, including approval for graduation dates for 2018 for AHS and Vista Nueva High Schools, approval of the AMSD calendar for the...

AZTEC VFW #614 RE-OPENS

Aztec’s VFW post 614 has re-opened the bar after months of wrangling with the state. As of February 14, 2017, the VFW Bar is open again...

AZTEC POLICE REPORT

• Jennifer Lawson; 34; Drug Paraphernalia; Unlawful to Possess Marijuana • Andrew Donovan; 30; Larceny ($250 to $500) Tanacia Lierz; 27; Failure to Appear - Felony • Matthew Newton; 24; Driving While Under the Influence of Liquor and/or Drugs...

BLOOMFIELD POLICE REPORT

• Devlin Hunt; 51; Battery upon a peace officer - 4th Degree Felony; Battery against a household member - Misd; Resisting, evading or obstructing an officer (Resisting) • Jeffery Smith; 44; WXT-Failure to Comply • Greg Thomas; 29; WXT-Failure...

SAN JUAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT

• Willson Simpson; 45; Suspended/Revoked-Mag • Jessie Leflett; 32; Suspended/Revoked-Mag; Unsafe vehicle condition • Brandon Smith; 24; WXT-Battery on a Household Member; CDP of household member (under $1,000) - Misd • Ramon Holguin; 36;...

HELP END DWI

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with other law enforcement agencies, will be conducting extra DWI enforcement activities during the month of February 2017. We have planned DWI saturation patrols and DWI checkpoints throughout...

WEATHER FORECAST

Friday - Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Friday Night - A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Saturday - A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly...

AZTEC SENIOR CENTER

20 - CLOSED 21 - Chili cheese dog 22 - Beef enchiladas 23 - Grilled cheese sandwiches 24 - Meat balls 27 - Chicken Alfredo 28 - Sweet & sour...

AHS BOYS BASKETBALL

Tigers vs. Bobcats The Aztec Tigers played the Bloomfield Bobcats on Thursday, February 9th and despite a neck and neck contest, in the end Bobcats took the close win, with a score of 53-59. The...

SALUTE TO THE TIGERS

Any senior in high school or college wants to be recognized for his or her sport. The players of the Lady Tigers Basketball team got recognized just before the varsity basketball game on February 10, ...

TIGER TAKEDOWN

Tiger Takedown 2/13/2017 After a strong showing last week at the District 1-5A Duals, we continued with a solid finish at the District State Qualifying Tournament. Aztec put 8 into the finals and...

FISHING REPORT

Animas River: Water flow near Aztec on Monday morning was 482 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the Albuquerque Drain was very good using salmon...

ON IMMIGRATION

My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland (Galicia) in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany (formerly Prussia). He had just completed his service in the...

THANK YOU

Thank you On February 6th I was involved in a car accident that occurred in Aztec. I would really like to show my appreciation to the police and emergency services personnel for their help at the accident. I am very grateful for their kindness and...

HELP OUR CHILDREN

Two of our local McCoy Elementary School students recently lost their father. We would like to collect money to donate to the family to help out during this difficult time. Donations will be accepted (in person, or mail) at McCoy Elementary School,...

BACK ON TRACK

Cabbage is a commitment! It doesn't seem to matter how many people you're feeding, one cabbage will do it. This time of year, we seem to be at the end of our seasonal rope with fresh vegetables and...

BORN TO SING

In a time when so many people are trying to figure out what they are meant to do and be, there are a few that have had the vision since they were young. One case in point is Faith Chavers, her and...

CALL TO ARTISTS

The Leadership San Juan, Class of 2016-2017, Team Community Love invites local artists to join in a project to benefit the Connelly Hospitality House. Aztec artist/teacher, Zack Pettijohn has donated a creative mixed media piece entitled...

FLASHING ON THE SIXTIES

Lisa Law, award winning author, photographer, and documentary film maker will be talking about her work "Flashing on the Sixties" at the Farmington Museum on February 18th in conjunction with the...

SJC SYMPHONIC BAND TO PERFORM

Enjoy an evening of music when the San Juan College Symphonic Band performs on Friday, February 24, at 7 p.m., in the Henderson Performance Hall, as part of the San Juan College Silhouette Series. The band, conducted by Dr. Teun Fetz, will perform...

ADDICTED TO PORN

A new documentary, narrated by the Metallica front man and directed by the critically acclaimed filmmaker (and former Bloomfield/Farmington resident), Justin Hunt, will be making its premiere in Farmington on February 25 at the San Juan College...

PETS OF THE WEEK

Claus is a 1 year old blue heeler mix. He is playful and sweet and eager to please. Claus is outgoing and would do well with almost any family. He is a great, loving dog who is ready for his forever...

UPCOMING EVENTS

• Redress: Upcycled Style By Nancy Judd, Farmington Museum thru May 6. 505-599-1174 • Technicolor Dreaming Farmington Museum thru March 25. 505-599-1174 • DIABETES UNDONE WORKSHOPS, Saturdays thru March 18, 6 pm, 240 Heritage. Aztec;...

ASTROLOGY

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Expect some great luck and happiness in the days ahead, Aries. If you plan on taking a trip, travel will most likely be to a warm-climate destination to soak up the sun. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you have a reputation...

HARLEY'S HUMOR

Two blondes are in a river holding fishing poles with the lines in the water. A game warden comes up behind them, taps them on the shoulder and says, “Excuse me, ladies, I’d like to see your fishing licenses.” “We don’t have any.”...

FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH

February 14 is Valentine’s Day, and because it falls in February, the month is called “heart month.” If you don’t already do this, you should consider being kind to your endothelium and encourage your loved ones to do the same. The...

OBITUARY

Bloomfield Sean David Boyd Aug. 7, 1964 - Feb. 6, 2017 Sean David Boyd, 52, of Bloomfield, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away Feb. 6, 2017, after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 7, 1964, in Santa Fe. Funeral service was held Feb....

OBITUARY

Aztec David Maestas June 16, 1969 - Feb. 7, 2017 David Maestas, 47, of Aztec, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Midland, Texas. He was born June 16, 1969, in Farmington. Services are pending at this...

OBITUARY

Bloomfield Peggy Faye Harvey Oct. 16, 1937 - Feb. 08, 2017 Peggy Faye Harvey, 79, of Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017, in Farmington. She was born Oct. 16, 1937, in Atlanta,...

OBITUARY

Aztec James Robert “Bob” Spears Feb. 16, 1940 - Feb. 8, 2017 James Robert “Bob” Spears, 76, of Aztec, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Farmington at San Juan Regional Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. Per request there...

OBITUARIES

Aztec James Cordova July 25, 1962 - Feb, 9, 2017 James Cordova, 54, of Aztec, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Aztec. He was born July 25, 1962, in Los Ojos, N.M. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17 at the St. Joseph’s...

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