Utah Governor visits San Juan County
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Utah Governor Gary Herbert photographed with studentbody officers at San Juan High School, including (left to right) Wheeler Heck, Governor Gary Herbert, Delaney Nielson and Kendra Parker.	Staff photo
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Utah Governor Gary Herbert spent the day in San Juan County on October 12. The day began with a statewide address to high school students that was delivered from the Utah Education Network (UEN) facility on the Utah State University campus in Blanding.

The focus of the speech was to encourage high school seniors to take advantage of educational opportunities.He was introduced by San Juan High School Studentbody President Kendra Parker.

Governor Herbert made a number of visits through the day, including lunch at Twin Rocks Cafe in Bluff and a visit to the Bluff Historic Fort and Visitors Center. Herbert met with students at Whitehorse High School in Montezuma Creek, where he reiterated his call for students to take advantage of higher education opportunities.

Returning to Blanding, the Governor visiited the Blanding Welcome Center and held a quick public meeting at the Edge of the Cedars State Park and Museum. Residents asked for the Governor to keep Edge of the Cedars operational, despite a recent state audit that suggested that the park be closed.

The Governor then traveled to Monticello, where he toured Youngs Machine Company. The purpose of the tour was to promote Rural Job Creation. He was accompanied by a number of state officials.
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