Blanding

by Kara Laws Upkeep and funding of the San Juan Wellness Center in Blanding is an ongoing issue. The topic was discussed at the April 11 meeting of the Blanding City Council. A drinking fountain at the bustling facility was recently damaged beyond repair. And while the mayor and city...
SPORTS SHORTSby Scott Boyle Soccer is coming to San Juan High School at long last.  After a three year push by interested parents in Blanding, the San Juan School Board gave approval for the Broncos to field boys and girls soccer teams starting with the 2017-18 season.  “Let’s try it...
by Kara Laws With four “ayes” and one abstention at the March 14 meeting of the Blanding City Council, the issue of alcohol sales in Blanding will be on the November general election ballot. Officials state that adding this to the ballot will give the city the ability to “determine the...
Is It Just Me?by Joe B. Lyman Beer in Blanding can be an emotional and divisive issue.  My hope is that a little historical overview will help put things in perspective.  I hope that people will respect the opinions of others and gracefully accept the result of the debate, whatever that...
by Kara Laws The Blanding City Council may put the city alcohol ban on the ballot in November. The idea was discussed at the February 28 council meeting. It is clear that Blanding is changing, and the City Council faces a number of important decisions. Few issues are more controversial...
by Kara Laws The City of Blanding is in the process of creating a new city logo... if they can come up with one that they like. In October, 2016, the council hired Flitch Creative of St. George, UT to create the new city logo. Flitch Creative was one of the lowest cost options and the...
THE ROUND-UPby Tad Barton For anyone who has ever been a part of a wrestling tournament, you know just how physically and mentally demanding it can be. Couple that with the fact the tournament also features the best wrestlers in 2A, and you have last weekend’s Utah High School...
by Kara Laws The designation of Bears Ears National Monument on December 28, 2016 was a main topic of discussion at the January 10 meeting of the Blanding City Council. Councilman Robert Ogle and City Manger Jeremy Redd presented a draft press release about the newly designated monument...
by Kara Laws Making improvements to the Blanding Wellness Center was raised again during the process of considering future city projects. One of the projects that was mentioned is to add an indoor pool to the Blanding Wellness Center for year-round use. Questions if the city could...
IS IT JUST ME?by Joe B. Lyman So much has been said on all sides of this monument debate that there is nothing new to add.  I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt thanks to all those who have worked so hard for so long to make our tiny voice of opposition heard against an...

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