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TRAGEDY STRIKES HART VALLEY

On March 31, 2017, TALON ran a story about a lovely farm in Aztec called Unique Le' Natural, owned and operated by Brian and Heather McCollaum. Three weeks ago, a close family member succumbed to his ...

First Grade Authors Publish Book

This fun, full color and fantastic book was written, illustrated and published by Mrs. Bates' 1st grade class, 2016-17 at Lydia Rippey Elementary, Aztec. The stories are about a magic pair of shoes...

Aztec VFW 614 Soldiers On

It is not the price you pay to belong, It is the price you pay to be eligible. To some members the Post motto may have a dual meaning this year. On December 31, 2016, New Mexico Department of...

Aztec Police Booking Report

Jerred Day, 26, Bloomfield, WXT-Failure to Comply Robert Organ, 26, Farmington, Probation Violation (Adult); Concealing Identity Tanner Jaynes, 24, Aztec, Out of state fugitive; Shoplifting (over $500 but not more than $2,500) Chevis...

San Juan County Commission

San Juan County Commissioners presented a Certificate of Excellence to Faye Anderson, director at the San Juan County Housing Authority at their meeting on May 16. Anderson took on a project that...

AZTEC CITY COMMISSON

Aztec City Commissioners approved a $2 million prepayment to Guzman Energy at their regular meeting on May 23. They also approved their preliminary FY 2018 budget and voted 4-0 to approve a zone...

SAN JUAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Rochelle Begay, 28, Upper Fruitland, WXT-Failure to Appear; In State Fugitive Lance Smiley, 23, Blanding, WXT-Failure to Appear Sean Flannery, 46, Aztec, Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle (1st Offense) - 4th Degree Felony; CDP of household member...

CORRECTIONS

Corrections In the May 19 issue of TALON, our listing of honor graduates left out Ashlynn D. Atwood and Stacy K. Sutherlin. Also, the Cowboy Day at McCoy article and photos were by Susan Kerschion. Our apology for the errors -...

Aztec Chamber Luncheon

Join us for our June Chamber Business Luncheon with guest speaker J.R. Sykes, owner and publisher of TALON News. Mr. Sykes’s presentation will focus on media reach and promotion for your business. The TALON covers San Juan County with...

Angels' Garden News

The McCoy Angels’ garden is being readied for the annual memorial ceremony on Wednesday, May 31, at 6 p.m. We will dedicate one plaque this year: the 17th children’s plaque. In 2014 we dedicated the first-ever adult plaque, to honor those...

4-H SHOOTING SPORTS QUALIFIES TEAMS FOR NATIONALS

The San Juan County 4-H Shooting Sports competed in the State Finals in Raton May 4-6. Twenty-three members competed in Shotgun, Air Rifle, Smallbore Rifle, Archery Recurve, and Archery Compound hoping to earn a berth to Nationals to be held in...

FISHING REPORT

Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair to good using curly tail grubs, tubes, creature baits, senkos and crank baits for smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was fair to good using minnows, bottom bouncer night crawler combinations, crank baits and grubs....

Libertarians Organize in San Juan County

On May 12, San Juan County Libertarians organized a local branch of the Libertarian Party of New Mexico to grow the political party’s presence in the Farmington area. The group will meet weekly. “We are pleased so many people turned out for our...

Local Artist Featured in Fine Art Mag

This fall, popular Aztec artist Tim Gordon will be featured in the Artists of New Mexico Magazine; Inter Mountain Publishing. A Vietnam Vet and Farmington native, Gordon was fascinated with art at an ...

Growing with the River

It’s planting season, that wonderful time to get our hands in the soil and to imagine enjoying the harvest with family and friends. It is also time to remember and be grateful for our water. The Animas and San Juan Rivers supply most water needs...

Riverfest 2017

Riverfest Memorial Weekend is here! Bring the family out to Berg Park for a fun filled weekend starting Friday at 5pm and going until 5pm Sunday. Each year over 26,000 people come to enjoy the...

ASTROLOGY

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, as long as you keep trying your best, you will come out on top. Now you just have to have a little more confidence in yourself. Choose a motivational song as your anthem. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Try something new, Taurus....

HARLEY'S HUMOR

The following excerpts are drawn from letters written by citizens applying for payments from a state welfare agency. (First published in “Anguished English” by Richard Lederer) • I am glad to report that my husband who is missing is dead. •...

FOODIES

Salsa! The people of Farmington have spoken. The winner of the People's Choice Salsa Award from last year's "Chile in October" contest, will be selling fresh salsa at the Farmington Growers Market....

OBITUARIES

Aztec Lionel Keith Townsend Oct. 28, 1926 - May 1, 2017 Lionel Keith Townsend, 90, lifelong resident of Aztec, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017. He was born Oct. 28, 1926. Keith was a kind and gentle man. A graveside service was held May 20 at the...

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