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Blanding has new police and fire chiefs
Blanding has a new police chief and a new fire chief after the November 10 meeting of the Blanding City Council. The appointments were made by Mayor Calvin Balch.
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Local quilts to new mothers in Africa
Members of the Grayson Country Quilters Guild from Blanding and surrounding area recently donated baby quilts and receiving blankets for delivery to the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital Birthing W...
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Rodeo matches mascots
SportShorts has always had a fascination with mascots, as evidenced by the favorite fictional Workin’ LaVerkins.  Isn’t it interesting that Monticello and San Juan High schools are the Buckaroos an...
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Good food, not fast food, at the Patio
In the late 1950s, an A&W opened up in Blanding, with a secondary franchise in Monticello. While the Monticello location went bust after only two years due to lack of business; the Blanding locatio...
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Shopko announces opening of Blanding store
Shopko has announced that it will open a new Shopko Hometown store at 860 South Main Street in Blanding. The store is expected to open in January in the building previously occupied by Alco.
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The power of positive hiking!
This week, we have two stories in one. The first is the story of how two California residents ended up Under the Blues in San Juan County.
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Today Show visits San Juan County
NBC’s The Today Show briefly visited San Juan County this week as part of weatherman Al Roker’s cross country trip. Roker stopped at the Four Corners Monument on November 9 in a race to visit all 5...
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Honor Flight for local men
“Ladies and Gentleman,” the airport worker shouted, “May I have your attention, we have heroes in our midst!” Those were the words welcoming Honor Flight recipients Arlo Freestone and Gerold (Jack)...
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Vote by mail fraught with problems
I have had an uneasy feeling about the mail in ballots.  It seems rather evident that there is a much greater possibility of fraud with mail in ballots than there are with traditional polling.  
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MHS drama presents Cool Suit this week
Cool Suit, a musical retelling of the Emperor’s New Clothes, will be presented by the Monticello High School drama department in five performances this week, beginning on Wednesday, November 11. Mo...
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