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 By Debbie Israel    News    August 18, 2017 

COUNTY CONSIDERS BRIDGE REPAIRS

Several citizens came to the San Juan County Commission meeting on Aug. 15 to voice their concerns about the old bridge at Cedar Hill, sometimes known as the "Stagecoach Bridge." The bridge has been...

 

AZTEC SCHOOLS KICK OFF YEAR WITH CONVACATION

Last Thursday morning Aztec Municipals Schools opened their annual Back to School Convocation with a rousing performance by the Imagine Band. The band, including eleven students and three staff,...

 
 By MARIE MERRIK    News    August 18, 2017 

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A HOUSE

"Tumbleweed Hill," (really just a one lot spot) has been cleared, leveled and a brand new house with a spectacular view sits atop it. The foundation for Hailey Tafoya's house was poured on March 8th....

 

HUB HOSTS STATE SBA DIRECTOR

HUB Hosts State SBA Director by David Edward Albright, Special to TALON On Wednesday, August 9, the HUB in Aztec hosted a meeting with John Garcia, District Director for New Mexico Small Business...

 

SAN JUAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT

Tasha Lee, 29, Shiprock, Failure to Appear - Misdemeanor Matthias Slim, 30, Farmington, Burglary (commercial) - 4th Degree Felony Ryan Ramsey, 27, Farmington, WXT-Remand Order Raphael Eldridge, 43, Sweet Water, Possession of a Dangerous Drug,...

 

AZTEC POLICE DEPARTMENT

Matthew Barnes, 31, Aztec, WXT-Out of State Tammy Thomas, 58, Aztec, Aggravated Driving While Under the Influence of Liquor and/or Drugs (.16 or above)(1st Offense), Duty to Give Information and Render Aid, No insurance Tyler Cotter, 25, Aztec,...

 

AZTEC AND THE THREE BEARS

First spotted on Monday the 7th, 2017, Momma bear and her two cubs were spotted eating a deer caucus along the East Ruins site at our very own Aztec Ruins National Monument. Since this site is closed...

 
 By Debbie Israel    News    August 11, 2017

JROTC CADETS VISIT WASHINGTON DC

On July 25, ten Aztec High School JROTC Cadets and four chaperones boarded a bus to Albuquerque, where they caught a flight to Washington DC for a week-long adventure and history lesson. The group...

 
 By Debbie Israel    News    August 11, 2017

AZTEC CITY COMMISSION

Aztec City Commissioners voted on utility rates when they met on Aug. 8. The rates have been studied for the past months, and several public meetings were held to get public input. Each of the four...

 

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. Chris Privette, 33, Cedar Hill, Transport Order Kevin Jenkins, 34, Espinola, Failure...

 

SJCHS SCORES BIG ON PARCC

During San Juan College High School’s first year, the Class of 2020 recorded some of the highest scores in the state for the 2017 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test. SJCHS students scored number one for...

 

FCCB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

Four Corners Community Bank (FCCB) recently welcomed two longtime Cortez residents to its team: Marsha Chaffin, formerly of First National Bank, Cortez, and Jackie Cook, formerly of Community Banks of Colorado Cortez branch. “We’re delighted to...

 

HORSE JUDGING CONTEST WINNERS

The team of (L to R) Cassie Hayes, Brilie Dils, Kaylee Madewell and Brynn Dils won first place in the FFA and 4-H Horse Evaluation Contests held recently. The girls will now advance to the National...

 

TEN POINTS TO BEAR SAFETY

The first rule is always to view from a safe distance and avoid an encounter. However, if you encounter a bear, (black bear, often cinnamon colored): 1. Identify Yourself. Speak calmly so the bear knows you’re human and not prey. Stand your ground...

 
 By Jacque Ritchie    News    August 4, 2017

SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING MAN

On June 13, 2017 25-year Bloomfield resident Lewis 'Jim' Stouffer dropped his live-in girlfriend, Rose Parker off at work at a Bloomfield nursing home. Stouffer, a 51-year-old father of one, has not...

 
 By Tania Prokop    News    August 4, 2017

NEW TEACHERS IN TOWN

A new school year always brings great anticipation. This year Aztec Schools will welcome twenty-three new teachers who will join our school family. Site administrative teams have worked diligently to bring on the best candidates to become part of...

 
 By Jacque Ritchie    News    August 4, 2017

NEW CELL PHONE POLICY AT KMS

There are changes coming to Koogler Middle School this year. Sort of. If you are a mid-school student who is lucky enough to own a cell phone, prepare for changes. If you are a parent, teacher or admi...

 
 By Jessica Selph    News    August 4, 2017

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

Lover's Lane, one of the cutest areas in town, has had its recent share of water woes and unfortunately things aren't getting any better. It's a battle between Mother Nature in her rainy season and hu...

 

CONSTRUCTION ON US 64

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has begun a paving project on US 64 from milepost 133.80 to milepost 123.10, just west of Dulce. The project began on July 31, with east and westbound lanes reduced to one lane. There will be a...

 

SCHOOL OF ENERGY

Train Locally To Work Globally – Find out more when the San Juan College School of Energy hosts an Open House, Tuesday, August 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the School of Energy. The event is open to the public and will provide tours, hands-on...

 

AZTEC POLICE DEPARTMENT

Martin Shay, 67, Farmington, Shoplifting ($50-$200) John Murphy, 36, Aztec, Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Drugs; Speeding (16 to 25mph Over); Vehicle Must be Insured or Owner Must Have Evidence of Financial...

 

SAN JUAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Marquita Kellywood, 19, Bloomfield, WXT-Failure to Pay Carlos Cordova, 27, Aztec, Suspended/Revoked-Mag Cindy Beck, 34, Bloomfield, WXT-Contempt of Court; Display of Registration Plate; No proof of insurance Louis Lawrence, 23, Aztec, WXT-Failure to...

 
 By Kirk Carpenter    News    August 4, 2017

SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER

Kids Eat Free Yes, that is right ... kids eat free at four of our six schools this next school year. Thanks to some great work by our Comptroller, Ms. Malinda Fowler, who found out that more than one...

 
 By Grant Banash    News    August 4, 2017

AZTEC SCHOOLS SAFETY PROTOCOLS

The New Mexico Public Education Department requires all public schools to perform emergency drills during the school year. Each school must complete nine fire drills and three additional drills which are used to address other school related...

 
 By Dorothy Nobis    News    August 4, 2017

BLOOMFIELD RAMPS UP FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR

While getting kids ready for school is a priority for most parents this time of the year, it isn't just students who are gearing up for a new school year. Bloomfield Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kim...

 

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