Record releases guide to wonderful San Juan County
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The 2015 cover of 101 Ways to Experience San Juan County.
The 2015 cover of 101 Ways to Experience San Juan County.
The San Juan Record is delighted to announce the release of its second annual 101 Ways to Experience San Juan County.

The 64-page magazine is included in this week’s issue of the San Juan Record and will be available at local businesses and visitor centers.

The follow-up to last year’s publication features twice as many magazines printed for distribution. Additionally, this year’s magazine features half of its pages in glossy format.

“This publication will provide more than 100 great ideas to see and do while experiencing the spectacular place we call home,” said Bayley Hedglin, executive director of the San Juan Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce is a partner in the publication.

This year, prizes are available to those who complete the most on the 101 list.

The Grand Prize will be the winner’s choice of a trip for two either jeeping or river rafting with Four Corners Adventure.

Three first prizes will be awarded for dinner for four at a local restaurant.

Second prize will be specialized travel bags from the San Juan Record for the next ten finishers.

The contest will run from June 1, to September 30 with an October 1 submission deadline. In order to count an activity towards your total, you must complete it during the contest period.

Documentation of each activity is required. Acceptable forms of documentation include, but are not limited to, dated receipts, photographs or ticket stubs.

In addition, you can enter the contest by submitting photos or video on Instagram. Use the number and title of the activity as the caption of the photo and hashtag it #SJR101.  Your Instagram account must be PUBLIC or we cannot view your photos.

More info on the contest rules can be found within the guide itself.

The sponsors invite everyone to use the guide to plan a summer of fun and educational activities. 

A checklist on page 62 of the guide lists all 101 ideas. Keep track of your progress. The list includes wonderful sites, community celebrations, a few new ideas and lots of San Juan favorites.

The checklist has two columns, one to check off if you visit this summer and the other to check off if you have completed the task in your lifetime.

So many San Juan County residents and visitors have never experienced some of the world–renowned opportunities so close to home. Read through the book, pick out the top experiences, and get going. If your kids complain that there is not anything to do, tell them they’ve got to be kidding and get them to work on the lists.

Whatever you do, don’t make the mistake of being so focused on checking off your list that you fail to enjoy the wonder of it all.

The San Juan Record Facebook page will include updates and weekly reminders of the 101 list, be sure to visit our page and share your own experiences completing the 101 tasks.

The San Juan Chamber of Commerce is a partner in this venture. San Juan County also provided funding to the Chamber of Commerce to print additional copies of the magazine for the visitor centers. All copies of the 2014 guide were gone within a month of publication.

The book is full of spectacular photos, many from readers of the San Juan Record. We thank them for their contributions, participation and photography skills. Special thanks to Jenna Whetzel, who provided the cover photo for the magazine.

Special thanks to the hard-working crew at the San Juan Record, particularly Andrea Montgomery, Jill Pearson, Merri Allyson Platt and David Boyle.
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