Citizens Bank honored

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As many national banks are facing downgrades from rating agencies, Citizens Bank of Farmington is earning honors from national rating agencies.

“We continue to do well,” said Jeff Howle, bank president. “Our community is a good community – a lot of different businesses here are still doing well.”

The local bank received two five-star ratings, [Read More…]

Aztec working with Presidential Hospitality to bring Microtel Inn to community


Aztec is working to bring a new hotel to the community. The city has been in negotiations with Presidential Hospitality Incorporated to bring a Microtel Inn at the intersection of Pepsi Way and South Main Avenue.

The City Commission approved two resolutions in support of the project during its Tuesday meeting at city hall. The [Read More…]

Nosey Nellie

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Nosey Nellie went to the wedding.

And it was a good thing NN went, on accounta she had to step in for some bridesmaid person who “somehow” hurt herself while texting and walking and managed to walk into a tree which “somehow” appeared in front of her.

Since NN was in the parking lot when [Read More…]

Mr. Know-It-All


If I don’t know the answer, I know someone who does

Q: “How about a column on ditches, since ’tis the season!” -Ginny J.

A: That’s a great question, Ginny. Irrigation ditches are some of the oldest remnants of San Juan County’s farming past. In fact, in her book, Homesteads to Boomtown, author Marilu Waybourn [Read More…]

Ladies Golf Classic raises more than $20,000 for Regional Animal Shelter

Pat Turner, right, takes a swing, while Madolyn Kacpura watches on during the June 13 Ladies Golf Classic at the San Juan Country Club.

Eighty-four women from the Four Corners region golfed for the Pet Project this past week at Pinon Hills Golf Course and the San Juan Country Club.

It was the annual Ladies Golf Classic that raised upwards of $20,000 before expenses with the proceeds from the event earmarked to help pay for cages, grooming equipment and [Read More…]

This week in sports


A lot of odds and ends this week.

For the first time in her career, New Mexico boxer Holly Holm will step into the ring coming off a knockout loss. Tonight Holm will try to avenge her loss to French fighter Anne Sophie Mathis, who knocked out Holm in the seventh round back in December. [Read More…]

Summer Solstice Event at the Salmon Ruins Ancient Solstice Observatory


Researchers believe that astronomical observations were conducted by ancestral puebloans. Next week, the public is invited to witness a similar phenomenon that this ancient civilization encountered around 900 years ago.

The Salmon Ruins is hosting its Summer Solstice Event on Thursday, June 21, at 7 a.m. People are invited to come out and experience the [Read More…]

Treating separation anxiety in pets

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It seems that, in my career span since graduation from Kansas State University in 1985, each year we see more behavioral issues in pets.

Perhaps we have humanized our four-legged friends and in doing so they have developed some “people” behavioral dysfunctions. Regardless, today I want to discuss separation anxiety, which is a very common [Read More…]

Runnin’ and Gunnin’

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The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office hosted the first-ever Runnin’ and Gunnin’ fundraising event June 9 at Safety City.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Foundation.

There were eight civilian teams competing in the Runnin’ and Gunnin’ event on Saturday.

The teams competed in law-enforcement-type obstacle course that included [Read More…]

Rick’s Picks


Piedra Vista graduate and Seattle Seahawk wide receiver Charly Martin will be in town next week hosting the 3rd Annual Charly Martin Football Camp which takes place this Tuesday and Wednesday at the PVHS Soccer field. The camp is free to anyone in grades 2nd-8th. Camp for elementary students runs from 8 to 10 a.m. [Read More…]