Blanding

Thin Bear Indian Arts, an iconic store on South Main Street in Blanding, is having a retirement closing sale starting Saturday, June 30. All inventory will be 50 percent off. The story of making and running Thin Bear Indian Arts for nearly 50 years is an adventure. Robert E. Hosler...
The San Juan County Nominating Commission has selected three nominees for the vacancy in the Blanding City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge William Walker who resigned in January, 2018. The following are the nominees:  • Alva Byron Clarke III, retired from Public Education...
by Janet Wilcox There are likely many locals who have viewed, with gaping mouths, the slow, but carefully orchestrated demolition of the Castle House in Blanding. Anchoring the corner of Center Street and 100 West, the home has been an iconic landmark in San Juan County for more than...
THE BIRD SCOOPby Walter & Becky Bird How many true Buckaroos or Broncos do you know? I guess that depends upon what qualifies a person as a true Buckaroo or Bronco, but arguably, six Monticello High School students and one San Juan High School student easily make the cut, as they...
by Kara Laws On May 22, the Blanding City Council agreed to support the Buy Local First campaign, suggested by the San Juan Chamber of Commerce, by putting $1,000 into the program. Buy Local First is a Utah based campaign that helps individual communities educate their local businesses...
THE ROUND-UPby Tad Barton Tanner Johnson, a two-year starter for the Bronco baseball team, saved his best for last, finishing his senior season at San Juan with the highest batting average in the state of Utah across all classifications. Johnson’s .667 average was also tied for the...
by Dan Toomey and Tommy Brooksbank, SJR/USC interns Dozens of activists and White Mesa residents marched along Highway 191 Saturday demanding action against the White Mesa uranium mill. The protest began at the White Mesa Community Center with participants sharing stories of alleged...
by Kara Laws Blanding has not been exempt, as tourism continues to increase in San Juan County. With this in mind, the Blanding City Council is taking an active role in how the local economy grows. This was evident at the April 24 meeting of the council, as council talked about a Local...
by Neil Joslin Utah Navajo Health System Inc. (UNHS) held the official groundbreaking ceremony for its new Blanding Health Center last month. The Blanding Health Center site is on 300 West, across from Blue Mountain Hospital. Korte Company, the general contractor for the new clinic,...
by Kara Laws The Blanding City Council approved changes to the city events policy on April 10. The events policy outlines the type of events that can be held on Blanding City property, such as in a park. In an early council meeting, the council learned that some of the changes it wanted...

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