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Dear TALON

Dear Editor, I found it shocking that state Senator Bill Sharer filibustered and ultimately killed a gun safety bill that had unanimous bipartisan support in the Roundhouse this week -- doing it just one day after the Douglas High School shooting in...

 

J.R.'S CORNER

Recently it has come to my attention that poachers out of Arizona are calling our businesses to “renew” their Aztec News website advertising. Our customers tend to believe this to be a call from TALON, but, TALON does not charge for our website...

 

DEAR TALON

To the Editor: The New Mexico House of Representatives just passed House Joint Memorial 10, which supports a federal constitutional amendment designed to reduce the corrupting influence of money in elections and explicitly prohibit partisan...

 

DEAR TALON

To the Editor, Why has the city not scattered tree and bark mulch or gravel on a path on North Main so that it can be utilized by hikers and others when the area becomes muddy? J. Scott, Aztec...

 

J.R.'s Corner

Thoughts on community building and the role of government. Recently, I overheard a local merchant ask “why doesn’t the city do more to help business and draw people to Aztec?” I have experienced this sentiment many times in our tenure here in...

 
 By J.R. SYKES    Opinion    February 9, 2018

J.R.'S CORNER

According to a report in the Durango Herald, published Thursday Feb 8th 2018, and supported by investigations done by The Daily Beast & The Southern Poverty Law Center, AHS killer William Atchison, displayed many of the same behaviors as similar...

 
 By J.R. Sykes    Opinion    February 2, 2018

The Six Percent Question

The Six Percent Question By J.R. Sykes, TALON WARNING: The following information flies in the face of conventional wisdom and may cause headaches, dizzyness, or a loss of sleep among readers. As TALON has adapted to mobile, informal surveys taken by...

 

Dear Talon

Time to Be Pro-active Important legislation is being considered by the New Mexico Legislature. The purpose is to fund animal shelters and organizations to assist low-income individuals to have dogs and cats spayed and neutered. Last year San Juan...

 
 By J.R. Sykes    Opinion    January 26, 2018

J.R.'S CORNER

Today, I went to a local shop to pick up a gift item we had pre-ordered, and got my BUY LOCAL attitude scratched. When entering, a greeting is expected. Something like “good afternoon” or “Hello” or “Hi, how can I help..” Ideally this is...

 
 By J.R. Sykes    Opinion    January 19, 2018

J.R.'S CORNER

Our Apology, Recently we have misplaced something important at TALON and this concerns me. Somewhere in our long and sometimes depressing work involving the AHS shooting we became a little numb, insensitive even. Amid the long hours, and late...

 

SEE YOU DOWN THE STREET

Very near the top of the list of things I love is our beautiful city of Aztec and our very own community newspaper, TALON. Aztec has always been my home and I have so many memories of growing up...

 

DEAR TALON

Dear TALON Chief Heal is the BOMB! He is always available for the citizens of Aztec. Maybe in the Chiefs Corner he could offer different emergency tips for the population without computers. Thank you, P.P., Aztec...

 

DEAR TALON

Dear TALON, A BIG thank you to the Aztec Recycle Center folks for making the huge recycling bin more accessible to area short people. Appreciate the handy stairs and the ability to recycle so easily. Would like to know what happens to all that stuff...

 

DEAR TALON

We live in a wonderful part of our world. Not so much referring to the climate but the people of San Juan County; in particular, our young people. In recent days, the high school students of San Juan County came to the aid of our Aztec students,...

 

J.R'S CORNER

On this holiday eve, your humble scribe at The Aztec Local News (TALON) is deeply affected by the tragic loss of Paco and Casey. Each of us at TALON are fathers, mothers, and grandparents, who have children in the district and are affected by the inc...

 

AZTEC & FOUR CORNERS HEALING

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, evil showed its face in Aztec, New Mexico and to the Four Corners community, when we lost two wonderful teenagers to a lone gunman. They have since been laid to rest....

 

DEAR TALON

Upon review of my professional history and business ownership in Aztec and San Juan County I wish to express my interest in running for the Aztec City Commission. My love and appreciation for this community and the people living here grows with each...

 

DEAR TALON

Thank you for running our Harvest Carnival ad this year. We had a great turn out and was overall a very successful day! We appreciate our wonderful community businesses :) McCoy PTO...

 

THOUGHTS FROM MY FOGGY BRAIN

What can I even say about this horrible thing that happened in Aztec? I’ve been trying to process for several days now ... my editor/boss thinks I may never write again! I wonder about that too ......

 

DEAR TALON

I wanted to send this out sooner, but I thought I’d wait out of the respect for the victims, the families, and the City of Aztec. I felt they needed sometime to heal and mourn this horrible and tragic event. What happened last Thursday in Aztec...

 

EVERY PARENT'S NIGHTMARE

Something that parents hope to never ever hear was heard round our community early this morning. “Hey, doesn’t your son go to Aztec? You might wanna call him because there’s an active shooter at one of the schools.” Uhh, heart stopped, jaw...

 

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