Aztec schedules special meeting to discuss Second Amendment

The Daily Times staff
The Aztec City Commission will hold a meeting to discuss state gun laws and Second Amendment issues Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Aztec Senior-Community Center.

FARMINGTON — After receiving about a dozen comments last week related to gun control, the Aztec City Commission has scheduled an open meeting for Aztec residents to voice their concerns about state gun control legislation and the Second Amendment.

This open meeting will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Aztec Senior-Community Center, 101 S. Park Ave.

The City Commission will not take any action during the meeting, which will occur after the legislative session ends.

Aztec is the only local municipality that has not declared itself a Second Amendment Preservation City in response to new state gun control laws.

Closed meeting will focus on power plant

San Juan County Commission will have a closed session at the end of its 4 p.m. Tuesday meeting to discuss the future of the San Juan Generating Station.

The commission has opposed the potential closure of the power plant in 2022. It meets at the county administrative office building at 100 S. Oliver Drive in Aztec.

Town hall meeting centers on Navajo Generating Station proposal

The Navajo Nation Office of the Speaker has scheduled a town hall meeting in Shiprock to collect public comment about the possible acquisition of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine by the Navajo Transitional Energy Company.

Two former tribal leaders directed NTEC in November to evaluate the possibility of acquiring the coal-fired power plant, which is scheduled for closure in December.

The company and Salt River Project, the majority owner of the plant, have discussed the proposal but talks halted in late February over long-term liabilities for the plant.

The meeting will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Phil L. Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock.

It is the second meeting regarding the issue this week. The speaker's office scheduled a meeting on Monday evening at the Tselani-Cottonwood Chapter house in Arizona.

Both meetings follow ones that took place on March 8 in Hardrock, Arizona and on March 10 in Kayenta, Arizona.