June 2009
Rita Pehrson Johnson Bryan
Our beloved mother and grandmother Rita Pehrson Johnson Bryan passed away after combating ovarian cancer for over six years.
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Gordon “Doogie” Lynn Hyde II
Captain Gordon Lynn Hyde II, 35, passed away June 3, 2009 from injuries sustained in a tragic swimming accident in Chicago, IL.
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Alma M. Palmer
Alma M. Palmer, age 97, passed away peacefully in his home in Blanding, UT on Saturday, May 23, 2009.
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Prominent local physician takes life
The shock of the June 10 federal raids turned to horror on June 11 when Dr. James Redd, one of the defendants, was found dead near a pond on his property, the victim of an apparent suicide.
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Wide range of items on antiquities list
The crux of the initial charges center on the purchase of a large number of antiquities by an undercover agent of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
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Up to 150 agents involved in raid
Early in the morning on June 10, the army of federal agents descended on the unsuspecting towns of Blanding and Monticello to make the arrests and execute 12 search warrants.
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Local concerns over investigation
While none of the defendants would speak on the record, public sentiment has expressed general concern about the way the investigation was handled.
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Local officials not involved in raid, case
While local law enforcement officials were informed that the raids would take place several days before the event, they did not participate in the raids. In addition, local federal employees, inclu...
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Monticello City Council discusses road construction issues
The road construction season is about to begin in Monticello. City Manager Myron Lee reported to the City Council at their June 9 meeting that the Utah Department of Transportation awarded the cont...
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Walter C. Lyman
Early on the morning of September 24, 1887, Walter C. Lyman was riding his horse toward White Mesa from Bluff.
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