Blanding

The Blanding City Council quickly moved through business during their meeting on June 11. Council members discussed a legal services agreement with City Attorney Kendall Laws. Council members are concerned with the possibility of a conflict of interest to arise with Laws, who also serves as the San...
The Edge of the Cedars State Park and Museum in Blanding will present a lecture and book signing with geologist and author Gene Stevenson on Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Stevenson’s book, “Canyon Country Explorations & River Lore: The Remarkable...
In Monticello, seven residents will seek the three open spots on the Monticello City Council. They include incumbent Nathan Chamberlain along with Ron Skinner, Mary Cokenour, Kim Henderson, Ammon Boswell, Scott Christensen, and Jonathon English. The two incumbents not seeking reelection are Blaine...
It may not feel quite like summer yet, but as of this week the San Juan County Library summer program is in full swing. Library director Pat Smith said the kids really look forward to it every year, and it’s a great way to keep them reading while school is out. She said the fun activities and cool...
Candidates for local municipalities have until Friday to sign up for open spots on city councils. There are three open positions on the Monticello City Council and three open positions on the Blanding City Council.  All positions are for four year positions. The municipal elections will be held in...
The Blanding City Council discussed a variety of issues and developments going on in the city at their meeting May 28. The council adopted a budget for fiscal year 2020. Blanding City Finance Director Kim Palmer said she is proud of the budget and proud that those involved worked hard to preserve...
Four students from San Juan High School earned the right to represent Utah at the National History Day contest with a state championship effort at the Utah History Day State. Staten Perkins, Kaitlyn Crippen, Emma Ward, and Sophia Redd presented the top senior group performance with their...
In less than three months, San Juan High School will embark on an exciting voyage into uncharted territory. Beginning this fall, Bronco athletes will lace up their cleats and head out onto soccer fields for the first time ever in varsity competition. For both the girls and boys teams, it has been...
This spring, Blanding is reaping the benefits of a new Dry Wash Reservoir pipeline that was completed in the fall of 2018. It is the most recent advancement in a series of great strides the city has made in water storage over the course of recent years. The reservoir remains at 100 percent capacity...
Last year, then sophomore Katie Giddings surprised the 3A Track and Field world when she stole the 3A State Championship in girls discus. Fast forward one season and Giddings, now on everyone’s list of athletes to watch, joined some elite company as a two-time state champ. Giddings’s winning throw...

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