Blanding

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...
by David Boyle News Director Members of the Blanding City Council moved toward closure of the transfer station, talked about possible rate increases at the Wellness Center, and discussed Economic Development at their latest meeting At their January 23 meeting, members of the Council heard from...
by David Boyle News Director Blanding city council members helped the Westwater water project move forward, discussed a variety of projects and swore-in three members at their latest meeting. Members of the Blanding city council swore-in three council members to four year terms at the January 9...
Rendering shows a possible look at the new Blanding Elementary School. The image is part of a presentation to the San Juan School Board provided by MHTN Architects. The district and design team plan will invite the public to see plans and provide feedback in the early part of 2024, most likely in January. See more images at the San Juan Record website at sjrnews.com.  Courtesy MHTN Architects
by David Boyle News Director Members of the San Juan School Board approved the calendar for the coming year, spoke with local law enforcement about school safety and discussed the new Blanding Elementary school at their latest meeting. At the December 13 meeting members of the board heard from...
by David Boyle News Director Members of the Blanding City Council discussed pickleball courts and the historic Swallow’s Nest at their latest meeting on December 12. The Swallows Nest is a small historic building used by Albert R Lyman, the town’s first settler, for his writings. The building is...
New solar panels will provide power to the Dinosaur Museum in Blanding.  The goal is to extend the hours and number of months the museum is open.  Courtesy photo
by David Boyle News Director The Blanding Dinosaur Museum has a new look and a new power source following the installation of solar panels on the roof of the building. The instillation of the solar system is part of the museums stated goal to become ecologically responsible and energy self-...
by David Boyle News Director Members of the Blanding City Council approved a grant to protect the Swallows Nest, voted to re-certify the  justice court, and heard from Pickleballers at their latest meeting. Members of the Blanding City Council discussed the receipt of grant funds for the Swallows...

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