News Roundup
County may return transient room tax collections straight to communities
The San Juan County Commission is considering a proposal that would return the full amount of room taxes generated by motel customers to the cities of Monticello and Blanding. If approved, the comm...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sage grouse transplants may be coming to area
Gunnison Sage Grouse transplants may be coming to San Juan County. Guy Wallace, of the Division of Wildlife Resources, told the County Commission on July 23 that the opportunity to transplant Gunni...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monticello employees can opt-out of health insurance
The Monticello City Council will allow city employees to opt out of the city-provided health insurance coverage. The policy is an idea to help cut costs to the city.
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local responders and volunteers keeping wildfire damage at a minimum
The attention of the nation, and of thousands of firefighters, has been focused on devastating fires in Colorado and northern Utah. However, a team of hard-working local residents, many of them vol...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature funds fine arts programs in local schools
Fine Arts programs are making their way back into schools in the San Juan School District. Superintendant Doug Wright reported at the July 10 school board meeting that the district has allocated fu...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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New monument honoring fallen soldier
A new Fallen Soldier monument, honoring Sgt. 1st Class Nathan L. Winder, was recently placed in the Blanding Cemetery.
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local students to Health Career Camp
The 14th annual Health Career Exploration Camp, sponsored by the Utah Center for Rural Health, was recently held at Southern Utah University, and was attended by youth from Monticello, San Juan and...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health Care Board sets tax, reviews year-to-date report
The San Juan Health District Board welcomed a new member, Guy Denton, to represent the Blanding area, at their June 28 board meeting. Denton said, “Health care has been an important part of my life...
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Michael Montgomery to headline SJ County Fair
The San Juan County Fair welcomes one of country music’s most successful artists. With 18 million albums sold, 36 hit singles, two Billboard country singles of the year, 15 number ones, 18 top 10’s...
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monticello backs from sanitation contract
The Monticello City Council is hesitant to turn over sanitation collection to an outside agency after a June 28 work meeting. The council discussed a proposal from Baker Sanitation for service in t...
Jul 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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