Blanding

by Kara Laws Cheryl Bowers was sworn in as councilwoman to the Blanding City Council on May 30. She will fill Trevor Olsen’s vacant seat after Olsen resigned in May. Bowers will fill his seat until January, 2018. Bowers stated in her application to the city council that she intends to...
THE ROUND-UPby Tad Barton With last week’s graduation ceremonies, the 2016-17 school year at San Juan High is officially over. Seniors will move on to bigger and better things, college, jobs, traveling, or a number of other possibilities. Wherever life may take them they can always look...
SPORTS SHORTSby Scott Boyle Former San Juan High sports star Tatiana Su’esu’e continues to shine in the sports department.  Su’esu’e signed with Weber State out of high school to play softball for the Wildcats and is helping the WSU softball team to new heights. Just this past weekend,...
by Zak Podmore More than 90 people gathered outside the White Mesa Community Center on the morning of May 13 and prepared to march five miles north to the White Mesa Mill. Thelma Whiskers, cofounder of the White Mesa Concerned Community group that organized the protest, addressed the...
by Kara Laws Blanding City Councilman Trevor Olsen has resigned from the city council effective immediately. Olsen announced his decision at the May 9 meeting of the council. Olsen was elected to the city council in 2015 and is in his second year of service. He did not announce a...
by Kara Laws Blanding City approved a new logo after more than six months of drafts, discussions, and disagreements. The Blanding City Council approved the new logo at their April 25 meeting. The logo features a simple, straight-lined design that has a just a peek of a mountain peak...
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...

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