Out of the Blues
Two men of few words
Sometime during his junior year at Monticello High School, Chase Randall completed an assignment in Judy Barton’s class that would change the course of his life.
Kudos for SJC’s first female deputy
There have been many history-making moments in San Juan County this year, windmills and monuments among them. However, one wonderful piece of history may have quietly slipped by.
Top chef has local roots
It’s fair to say that one of Monticello’s most venerable eating establishments is Wagon Wheel Pizza. The perfect thickness of crust, tomato sauce with just the right balance of acidic savoriness an...
County Fair runs on volunteers, passion
In the past week, the San Juan Record featured a full-page ad of all the fair activities. This week, we get to see a bit of its inner workings. Just what makes it go and who does the winding of the...
From southeast Utah to West Point
In the Spring of 1994, Chris Morrell was a graduate of Monticello High School, and like most seniors in high school, eager to get out of the little town he’d always called home.
What we’ve learned so far
Sorry for the little hiatus. I am a mother, and sometimes mothering gets……chaotic. Speaking of motherhood, it isn’t inaccurate to say that I spend most of my waking and bits of my sleeping hours ag...
San Juan to Texas to Congress?
Nearly 25 years removed from his San Juan football glory days, John Slavens still has that competitive Bronco attitude. After serving a two-year church mission, completing a stint as a defensive ba...
See the whole world from Radio Hill
On the top of Radio Hill, a spot overlooking Recapture Reservoir north of Blanding, stands an old radio tower and a low squar-ish, abandoned building. For many years, it was a busy news hub that br...