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TEACHER SAVES A LIFE

The actions of a quick-thinking Koogler Middle School staff member averted a possible tragedy last week. The day started out as usual for 8th grade student Taylor Larsen. Larsen was enjoying a burger ...

LOCAL 4-H MEMBERS BRING HOME AWARD

The first ever NM State 4-H Food Challenge was held September 16, 2017 at the 4-H Youth Hall on the NM State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque. The contest was modeled after "chopped" type television...

CITY COMMISSION

The Aztec City Commission met for their regular meeting on Oct. 10. The meeting was preceded by a workshop for commissioners to discuss changes to the personnel policy. All commissioners were present ...

A LITTLE HOME AT HOME

Aztec and Flora Vista are a community, and as such share many things together. One thing that we share is that there are members of our community who go to bed hungry. It was saddening to find the...

MCCOY HELPS SISTER SCHOOL

Mrs. Lexi Audit is a former teacher at McCoy Elementary who has moved to Florida. She is now a kindergarten teacher at Shadowlawn Elementary School in Collier County, Florida. Because Florida just went through a devastating natural disaster, McCoy...

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES SOAR IN SAN JUAN COUNTY

San Juan County suffers nearly twice the unemployment rate at 7.7% of the national rate of 4.4%. Farmington, at 7.4%, fares slightly better than Aztec and Bloomfield at 8.2%. Of course, the oil/gas industry has been hardest hit, but that in turn...

BLOOMFIELD'S MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS CENTER

Ray Sterling sat in his office at the Bloomfield Municipal Operations Center, but it was obvious he doesn't spend much time there. Clean, tidy, with no empty coffee cups or piles of papers stacked up ...

SAN JUAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT

In the United States, people are innocent until proven guilty. The people on this list have not had their day in court, and have not been convicted of the charges. Matthew Harrison, 27, Shiprock, WXT-Failure to Appear Jonathan Wheeler, 32, Durango,...

AZTEC POLICE DEPARTMENT

In the United States, people are innocent until proven guilty. The people on this list have not had their day in court, and have not been convicted of the charges. Fidel Salazar, 68, Aztec, Contempt of court - misdemeanor Dusty Walkinshaw, 23,...

BLOOMFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

In the United States, people are innocent until proven guilty. The people on this list have not had their day in court, and have not been convicted of the charges. Gilbert Roger, 41, Fruitland, BMC - Drinking in public Herman Canuto, 62, Aztec,...

2017 AHS FOOTBALL TEAM

Meet your 2017 Aztec Tigers football crew, a rowdy yet respectful group of young men prepared to take us all the way to State. Our boys began the season with small numbers but thoroughly turned...

SCHOOL SPORTS THIS WEEK

Friday, Oct. 13 • Bloomfield at Aztec, Varsity Football, 7 pm Tuesday, Oct. 17 • Gallup at Aztec, Girls Varsity Soccer, 6 pm • Aztec at Bloomfield High School, Volleyball, C Team at 4 pm; JV at 5 pm; and Varsity at 6 PM • Aztec at Gallup,...

FISHING REPORT

Animas River: Water flow below Aztec on Monday morning was 289 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Bluewater Lake: Fishing was slow with just a few tiger muskies caught by anglers using in ...

HIGHLAND GAMES

Saturday, Oct. 7, was a perfect golden autumn day in Aztec. Riverside Park was the sight of the 6th annual Celtic Highland Games and the park looked lovely with the sun sparkling on the Animas with...

OCTOBER EVENTS AT AZTEC RUINS

Aztec Ruins National Monument will be hosting two special events during the month of October. Chief of Interpretation Nathan Hatfield said, "Connecting with our local community through events that...

NUCLEAR NM AT SJC

Experience history coming to life when Dr. M. Jimmie Killingsworth presents, Nuclear New Mexico: The Tour, on Friday, October 20, 7 p.m., in the San Juan College Little Theatre. First there was eco-tourism. Now there is nuclear tourism. The two...

THE DARK TOWER

The San Juan College Student Activities office is presenting a series of family movies. The Dark Tower will be shown on Friday, October 27, at 7 p.m. at the Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall. Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last...

BEATLEMANIA ON THE UKE

One just can’t go wrong with a night of Beatle music on a uke. Bring your ukes, drums, bass, tambourines or whatever it takes for you to be part of the evening on Monday, Oct. 16, 6-8 PM, at the Smiley Cafe, 1309 E. 3rd Ave., downtown Durango....

YOUR (FUTURE) PETS OF THE WEEK

Phil is an adorable, playful 1 year old Boston Terrier mix. Phil is good with other dogs and LOVES people. He likes to play and run and would love to come to your house to stay. Come meet Phil today. ...

FUTURE CHEERLEADERS, DANCERS PERFORM

The future cheerleaders have been practicing this past week and will be performing at halftime of the AHS football on Oct. 13. The future Tiger Paw Dancers are practicing on Oct. 17-19, and will perform at halftime of the football game on Oct....

ARTIFACT OF THE WEEK

Take a look back in time with one of America's most popular forms of entertainment in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the stereoscope. This particular model is known as a Holmes Stereo Viewer and was ...

SASSY LADIES

The Sassy Ladies Red Hat Group revisited the Roaring 20s at their meeting on Oct. 9. Pictured: back, Darlene Wilson, Jackie Robinson, Donna Raney, Marily Wood; seated, Queen Lorraine Phillips, Debbie ...

OBITUARIES

Bloomfield Lawrence James B. Kellywood Feb. 14, 1987 - Oct. 5, 2017 Lawrence James B. Kellywood, 30 of Bloomfield, passed from this life Thursday, Oct. 5, at Chaco Plant, NM. He was born Feb. 14, 1987 in Shiprock. Funeral Services are pending....

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