News Roundup
Construction of Bluff school is underway
Construction of the long-anticipated, $10 million elementary school in Bluff is finally underway. On February 26, students, teachers, district staff, and community members gathered on a dirt lot ju...
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San Juan County moves out of severe drought
My son, Samuel, has a neat trick. His hair is curly, and it tightens on his head just before we get some precipitation. Conversely, when it’s going to be dry, his hair is relatively straight. A wee...
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Oil spill reaches San Juan
In the past week, a six-inch diameter transfer line northwest of Montezuma Creek began leaking crude oil and produced water into Bucket Wash. The wash, which is usually dry, was flowing with snowme...
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Oil and gas leases fund CIB programs
Oil and gas leases on federal land have helped fund more than $58.8 million in projects in San Juan County since 2010.
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School report cards show positive, negative areas
The results are in and there is good news and bad news for the twelve schools in the San Juan School District. Report cards for the schools were discussed at the February 12 meeting of the school b...
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Epic snowstorm shuts down schools, businesses, roads, and may have brought an end to a drought
The strongest snowstorm in several winters took aim at San Juan County in the past week, resulting in closed schools and businesses, closed highways, copious amounts of snow, and what may be the en...
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Rural Online Initiative provides job opportunity
Meetings were held last week in Monticello and Blanding to educate attendees about a new program to train workers in online remote work opportunities.
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Mother of fallen Navy Seal attends State of the Union
Blanding resident Betty Lou Workman, the mother of fallen Navy Seal Jason Workman, attended the recent State of the Union address on February 5 in the United States Capitol.
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Commissioners consider seven new resolutions
The new San Juan County Commission continues the trend of considering a host of new resolutions. Commission Chairman Kenneth Maryboy read seven new possible resolutions at the February 19 Commissio...
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Oil and gas leases bring opportunity, challenge
On February 6, Friends of Cedar Mesa filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging federal oil and gas leases on lands in San Juan County managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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