Run for the Fallen through country
An old Chinese proverb says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”. For John Bellona, a journey of over 4,000 miles began with the death of his best friend and college roommate, Firs...
Monticello to address tax rates
The City of Monticello faces a cash crunch, caused in part by the loss of a .5 percent resort community sales tax. As of July 1, the City can no longer collect the sales tax, which has generated ap...
Ross W. Musselman
Ross W. Musselman was one of the most colorful of San Juan’s early cowboy promoters. His love for the beauty of this area, and his efforts to promote it in the East won him the title of “Father of ...
Big win for Dodgers in tourney
“Did you see that change-up I threw?” inquired the pitcher. “Yes, but I didn’t call it,” deadpanned the manager. Nope, I’m not quoting Major League baseball, but youth baseball right here in San Ju...
Afraid of one-year anniversary
“Mom, I’m frightened,” my 14-year-old daughter confessed. I tilted my head toward her. “Why are you frightened?” I asked, studying her reaction. “Because it’s almost June 26,” she reminded me, thou...
Small Dry Valley arch
Plodding along in Dry Valley recently, I happened on this beautiful little natural arch. I was particularly surprised because I hunted rabbits in this area for years as a teenager and never noticed...
Run for the Fallen to visit area
The Run for the Fallen, an event meant to honor American service members who have been killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, will pass through San Juan County in the days leading up to Independence Day.