Blanding

By David Boyle News Director Members of the Blanding city council approved a water sale to Energy Fuels, discussed a policy related to collections and received an annual building report as part of their latest meeting. Members of the city council approved an annual agreement to sell water to Energy...
Seniors are an important part of our community.  They provide continuity, stability and history.  They provide experience, knowledge and wisdom.   As a payback for their years of contributions, concerned citizens want to provide opportunities for friendship, activities and emotional support.  Thus...
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office announced an arrest in connection to the disappearance of 29-year-old William Bull and 28-year-old Christopher Owens from the Blanding area. In a March 10 press release, the Sheriff’s office shared that 35-year-old Charles Yoo had been charged with Obstruction...
by David Boyle News Director Members of the Blanding City Council discussed a possible fee for receiving paper utility bills, approved the new general plan and received an update on economic activity at the latest meeting. Members of the Blanding City Council discussed implementing a fee for...
by David Boyle News Director Members of the San Juan School Board approved three more classrooms for the new Blanding Elementary School at their latest meeting. During the February 14 meeting members of the San Juan School Board approved add-ons to increase the size of the new Blanding Elementary...
by David Boyle News Director The Blanding City Council approved a rate increase for the Wellness Center, heard about upgrades to an airport building and moved closer to running water at Westwater with an approval of an easement at their latest meeting. At their February 13 meeting members of the...
The pallets are loaded and crews are ready at the new Utah Food Bank headquarters in Blanding.  The facility is setfor ribbon-cutting ceremnoies on February 7 and opening to patrons on February 8.  Courtesy photo
by Sally Jack Contributing writer Utah Food Bank announces the opening of its new Southeastern Distribution Center and Food Pantry in Blanding. Construction on the 18,000 square foot facility began more than a year ago under general contractor Tri-Hurst Construction of Blanding, with subcontractors...
The Clyda and LaVan Palmer family gather for a photo in the 1970s.  The seven children of the Palmers, who are seated in front, include (left to right): Dave, Becky, Steve, Susan, Sandy, Taylor, and Terry.  Courtesy photo
by Janet Wilcox Contributing writer Clyda Palmer recently celebrated her 95th birthday and her large and talented family joined with her in recalling nearly a century of memories and accomplishments. Her far-sighted husband LaVan (who passed away in 2013) and their four talented sons and three...
Two new renewable energy projects in San Juan County will receive more than $275,000 from USDA Rural Development. The investments will help small business owners install solar arrays to lower their energy costs. William W. Simpson Enterprises Inc. will use a $235,374 grant to purchase and install a...
Rendering shows a possible look at the new Blanding Elementary School. The image was part of a presentation to the public provided by MHTN Architects as part of a public meeting on January 22. The public can provide feedback through a survey. Courtesy MHTN Architects
The San Juan School District received word in January that the state legislature through the state board of education will be awarding $20 million towards the new Blanding Elementary School. The award is anticipated to cover about 42-percent of the estimated $47 million cost for the new school in...

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