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The Blanding City Council moved through business quickly at their March 10 meeting. The COVID-19 virus was a topic of discussion at the city meeting. City Manager Jeremy Redd went over some basic recommendations to prevent the spread of disease, including hand washing, avoiding close contact, and...
The Utah high school sports landscape is very uncertain following an announcement that the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) suspended all activities and athletics beginning March 16 for a period of at least two weeks in the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 virus outbreak. According to...
“Once upon a midnight dreary...” begins the poem, The Raven, by Edgar Allen Poe. It tells the story of a man who has lost his beloved Lenore and yearns for her presence only to be told by an ominous raven that he will hold her “nevermore.” In this poem and in many cultures, ravens and crows serve...
Shari Griffin, an art teacher at Monticello High School, is the 2020 Teacher of the Year for the San Juan School District. Griffin was honored for her work at a March 2 banquet. Monticello High School Principal KC Olson said, “Shari Griffin is a valuable asset to our MHS team. As a member of our...
Three students at San Juan High School will have an opportunity to play their respective sports at the next level after receiving athletic scholarships from three universities. Delaney Palmer signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Western Colorado University in Gunnison, CO, Kian Conway...
The top students in the Class of 2020 will compete on March 18 at the 40th annual Southeastern Utah Sterling Scholar competition at Carbon High School in Price, UT. There are 30 San Juan County seniors who will vie for the coveted title of Sterling Scholar against 67 other seniors from Carbon,...
A busy month of training and response to fire was discussed at the February 25 meeting of the Blanding City Council.  Blanding City Fire Chief Corey Spillman reported there were four calls in the last month, including one from White Mesa which looks suspiciously like arson. A criminal investigation...
Five San Juan County student athletes earned Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Academic All-state honors for the recently completed winter sports season. At San Juan High School, Sophia Redd was named to the Academic All-state drill team, Madison Palmer was honored in girls basketball...
When the 2019-2020 basketball season began back in November, both the San Juan High School boys and girls teams had some goals in sight. A common goal for both teams was to achieve something other recent Bronco teams hadn’t – win their state play-in games and advance to the 3A state quarterfinals....
Energy Fuels, the owner of the White Mesa Mill and mining properties in San Juan County, is hopeful that a new proposal in the federal budget may be a lifeline to the struggling uranium industry. The budget proposal submitted by President Trump includes $150 million for the creation of a uranium...

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