Blanding

More than a dozen Blanding residents have sent letters in the past few months asking that the infield dirt be replaced at the city ball fields in Centennial Park. The dirt has reportedly never been replaced, which is suggested every so often in part for safety reasons. When Recreation Director...
The Blanding City Council discussed enforcement of ATV ordinances, the visit of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, and approved some ordinances at their April 13 meeting. The City Council meeting included a report from Public Works Director Terry Ecker, who updated the council on the project to bring...
The Blanding City Council discussed their ten-year capital projects plans, the possibilities of another dam site, and a new appointment to the planning commission at their February 23 meeting. Much of the city council discussion revolved around the capital project plan at the meeting. City staff...
The Blanding community recently had an important visitor last week and the Blanding City Council explained why at the February 9 council meeting. Larry Ellertson, of Congressman John Curtis’s office, was in Blanding getting to know the people of Blanding and to see what they think. Ellertson...
After nearly two hours of interviews, and two tied votes, the Blanding City Council filled their open seat with a game of chance. The city council interviewed eight community members at the January 26 meeting. The residents applied to fill the seat left open when Logan Shumway announced his...
The City of Blanding addressed an expansion of Bears Ears National Monument at the December 8 Council meeting. A motion passed, in part as a response to a San Juan County Commission request that President-elect Joe Biden restore Bears Ears National Monument to its original boundaries....
David Johnson is moving to Blanding with his family from Saratoga Springs, UT to work as the newly appointed Blanding City Administrator. He brings 13 years of experience in management, economic development, recreation, budgeting, and public engagement. His background includes experience in the...
A new Blanding City Administrator is set to begin work in the near future after the Blanding City Council voted to begin contract negotiations with David Shayne Johnson. The decision was made at the November 24 council meeting. Blanding Mayor Joe B. Lyman reflected that he has personally known...
The Blanding City Council was faced with some tough decisions at their November 10 meeting due to Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s declaration of a new state emergency in response to COVID-19. The scope of the council conversation was to clarify, under the new law, what will be the policies of...
Header of the letter sent to the Governor. The letter can be read at the bottom of this story
The majority of the Blanding City Council sent a letter to the Utah Governor’s office on October 29, stating opposition to mandates associated with the three-level transmission rating the state has implemented in counties across the state. (The letter can be read at the bottom of this story) The...

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