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Improvements at Gooseneck State Park were discussed at length at the February 12 meeting of the Blanding City Council. The Council also discussed a 10-year capital projects plan. A letter from the City to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) addresses proposed improvements at Goosenecks State Park,...
In the last 13 years, the San Juan High School girls basketball team had only made it through the Round of 16 in the state tournament twice. Both times, in 2011 and 2017, the Lady Broncos were eliminated in the quarterfinals. They hope that will change this year. After a big upset win over the #6...
Risa Shimoda has been collecting bits and pieces of her father’s history for 20 years and is requesting additional help from San Juan County residents.   Her father, Midori Shimoda, was living in California during WWII when the Japanese living on the west coast were suddenly under suspect after...
“Operation Save the Koalas/Australia” began early in January of this year after some heartbroken fourth-graders had a conversation on the playground at recess.  They had just heard about the devastating wildfires in Australia and the huge loss of Koalas. They decided instead of just feeling sad,...
Following a week with the San Juan High School basketball teams losing five of six games, both the girls and boys bounced back with back-to-back wins to close out the regular season and build momentum headed into the 2A state tournament. For the boys, it was an easy 99-79 win over Grand on Senior...
August 17, 1936 ~ January 25, 2020  Shirley Palmer passed away January 25, 2020 following a short illness at the age 83 in Blanding.   Shirley was born August 17, 1936 in Cortez, CO to Alma and Lila Barton Palmer. She was the second of seven children.   When she was just a baby, her Aunt Laverda...
The Utah State legislature is being asked to contribute to a development effort for the Westwater community west of Blanding. The project could total $2 million, with the legislature asked to contribute $500,000. The contribution will be added to similar $500,000 contributions from the Navajo...
The Blanding City Council discussed a number of issues at their January 28 meeting, including capital projects and economic development. Kara Laws, representing the Blanding Chapter of the San Juan Chamber of Commerce, asked the City Council to set aside some of the city’s capital projects funds to...
Three men from Blanding face a host of first-degree felony charges, including attempted criminal homicide, aggravated murder, after an alleged rampage on January 23 that left three victims in the hospital. The charges state that the alleged crimes are gang affiliated. Deon Tanner Rock, age 27;...
Denise Johnson, of Blanding, is the 2019-2020 Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Female Official of the Year. She was honored with the award at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem, UT on January 15. Johnson is a part of the UHSAA’s 2019-2020 Distinguished Service Award class, honored in...

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