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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...

 
 By J.R. Sykes    Opinion    December 8, 2017

TRAGEDY IN AZTEC

This evening, I work to catch some breath from a day that will be remembered for generations. As a resident of Aztec and a parent of school age children, this feeling is shock. I have not been fully able to reconcile my soft filtered love for Aztec...

 

CHALLENGE TO BELIEVERS

The recent controversy over the Bloomfield Ten Commandments monument has had people talking all over the county. One possibility came up at one of our Bible studies: that believers respond with love to those who didn’t want to see God’s...

 

BEING KIND

There have always been people who are cruel. Sometimes the cruelty is masked as a reason to educate another about how to act and then sometimes, people are simply in the mood to be cruel to someone else. Being cruel can be a blatant...

 

DEAR TALON

To the Editor, The city of Aztec is at a crossroads and soon, voters will head to the polls to decide the direction our city will take over the months and years ahead. With three of the five City Commissioner positions up for election and the added...

 

DEAR TALON

To the Editor: With the approaching holidays, many of us will have family and friends visiting our homes. With this increase of people coming in and out, it is good to have a reminder about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and the importance o...

 

DEAR TALON

I have been fighting pneumonia (I’m all better now!) so had not been going to exercise class. When I got sick, our exercise class had been working out at the Aztec Senior Center, M/W/F, 10-11 AM. For me and many of the class who are Aztec...

 

DEAR TALON

DEAR EDITOR: At the last Aztec City Commission meeting, Oct. 10, one of the agenda items was the much anticipated topic of Sunday alcohol sales. The ability for Aztec bars and restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages on Sunday has been a long discusse...

 

DEAR TALON

DEAR EDITOR: On Saturday, Oct, 6, Randy Hodge had a wood frame for a sign erected on Road 3025 & 3000. I informed him he was on the water easement, and about 12” from my fence. He told me to mind my business and go to my house. I contacted the...

 

THE HEROES OF VEGAS

Tragedy has struck once again and our nation mourns those lost in what has been dubbed the Las Vegas Massacre earlier this week. Another mindless act of brutality reaches headlines, making national and world news. Things are looking bleak down here,...

 

LETTER TO AZTEC

Sept. 12 - Ok I wanna say thank you to Aztec NM. I have been broke down in Safeway’s parking lot for two days and the outpouring of help is amazing in this small community. People are kind and generous when they can be. I don’t like asking for...

 

DEAR TALON

Dear TALON, Even though it is only August the citizens of Aztec need to start thinking about the coming election in 2018. Three commission seats are up for grabs and only one of those is worthy of retaining her seat, Katie McClure. She has the...

 

WHAT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT DID AND DIDN'T DO

During this time of political division and turmoil, it’s important to put politics aside and look objectively at what the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) did to improve the health care system in this country, and what it failed to do. A good...

 

LOCALS SOUND OFF

What are your thoughts on regulating the number of boats allowed on the San Juan River? Nicole Bridge - Most places are more strict about who's on the river, how many days they're on the river, so it...

 

DEAR TALON

Editor: The following is a response to the article, “We Need A Contract With New Mexico.” As one reads Steven Carillo’s article, WE NEED A CONTRACT WITH NEW MEXICO, it would appear that Mr. Carillo feels government in New Mexico is the...

 

DEAR TALON

Respectfully responding to Steven Carrillo’s Special Opinion in the August issue “A CONTRACT WITH NEW MEXICO.” It may come as a surprise to many, but “We the People” already have a Contract with New Mexico. It’s titled: CONSTITUTION OF...

 

WE NEED A CONTRACT WITH NEW MEXICO

Almost weekly there is a news article about how New Mexico is at the bottom of another study about the wellness of our state — our economy, our citizens, and particularly our children. I’ve lived here 26 years and in my view our legislators and e...

 

DEAR TALON

Debbie, (Re: missing person, Lewis G. Stouffer) Thank you so very much. We have not had any significant information change, but have definitely seen an out pouring of concerned people that want to, and have offered to help. One of your readers...

 

DEAR TALON

This letter is regarding a blurb that was posted in the Talon on July 7, 2017 in The Locals Sound Off section. My words were misconstrued to seem negative with focus being cast specifically toward the oil field industry. My comments were generalized...

 

PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE IS DYING

Who's not heard the expression, “planned or engineered obsolescence”? “Did you know that the lifetime of light bulbs have been reduced on purpose to just 1000 hours? Or that your printer may “break” after a predefined number of printed page...

 

DEAR TALON

I moved away from Aztec nearly 20 years ago. I return “home” at least once a year at which time I visit the Aztec Cemetery where both of my parents are buried. After my most recent visit this past weekend I felt compelled to publicly thank...

 

DEAR TALON

Editor: I wish to thank Bloomfield, Farmington and Tommy Bolack for the wonderful fireworks three nights in a row! How lucky can we get! I wish to thank Aztec for allowing exploding, shooting fireworks @ the corner of Cimarron & Ruins Road until...

 

RECYCLING SAVES MONEY AND MORE

Effective July 1, 2017, the San Juan County Landfill on Crouch Mesa, operated by Waste Management Corporation, began charging county residents for disposal of their household waste. In recent years the county has subsidized waste disposal for county...

 
 By James Jiminez    Opinion    June 2, 2017

THE RIPPLE EFFECTS OF THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET CUTS

Our communities do best when everyone contributes. We are strengthened when our children fulfill their potential and become the entrepreneurs, teachers, and artists they were born to be. And because...

 

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