2010 Archives
County resident living in Salt Lake City area tests positive for COVID-19 virus
The first San Juan County resident to test positive for COVID-19 has been diagnosed in the Salt Lake Valley. San Juan Public Health Department (SJPH) said the individual has been staying in the Sal...
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Blanding-area screening for virus at clinic in Blanding
Screening for the COVID-19 virus will take place at a single staging area in Blanding, at the Blanding Family Practice.
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Lisbon Valley Mining Company closes, lays off workers, owes back payroll and property taxes
The Lisbon Valley Mining Company has laid off all workers at its mining and milling operations in San Juan County and announced that it is not able to pay the workers for their work.
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Threat of virus causes widespread disruption of life in San Juan
The threat of the COVID-19 virus has disrupted the lives of San Juan County residents. Schools have been closed, events have been canceled, and the health care systems are on high alert.
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Commission releases statement
San Juan County has taken a proactive measure by declaring a Public Health State of Emergency. This preventive move is intended to protect vulnerable populations in our community, such as the elder...
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Schlepping my pallet of toilet paper in D.C.
Mark Twain said, “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but then I repeat myself.”  Well my too-kind and loving wife says, “Suppose you were an idiot, or suppose you...
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Food bank provides assistance to the area
Estimates are that nearly one in five San Juan County residents face hunger every day. One quarter of children may not know where their next meal is coming from. 
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Blanding City Council talks transportation master plan, virus
The Blanding City Council moved through business quickly at their March 10 meeting. The COVID-19 virus was a topic of discussion at the city meeting. City Manager Jeremy Redd went over some basic r...
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San Juan High School spring teams get a week of competition in before season is suspended
The Utah high school sports landscape is very uncertain following an announcement that the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) suspended all activities and athletics beginning March 16 ...
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San Juan County declares public health emergency
San Juan County has declared a Public Health State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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Local schools dismissed for two weeks
Beginning March 16, schools in the San Juan School District will be under a “soft closure” for the following two weeks as part of a massive public health response to slow the spread of coronavirus.
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Monticello art teacher is Teacher of the Year
Shari Griffin, an art teacher at Monticello High School, is the 2020 Teacher of the Year for the San Juan School District. Griffin was honored for her work at a March 2 banquet.
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Controversial oil and gas leases withdrawn north of Bluff
Development efforts have stopped on two oil and gas leases north of Bluff. EOG Resources Inc. notified the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the decision on February 28.
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Trump and Sanders top Super Tuesday primary
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders earned the highest number of votes in a primary election held in San Juan County on March 3.
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Thirty local students to compete in annual Sterling Scholar competition
The top students in the Class of 2020 will compete on March 18 at the 40th annual Southeastern Utah Sterling Scholar competition at Carbon High School in Price, UT.
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