Blanding

by Alene Laney Contributing writer The Blanding City Council started their meetings for 2020 on January 14.  Councilmembers Logan Shumway, Logan Monson, and KD Perkins took the oath of office. As the only candidates on the ballot, Monson, Shumway, and Perkins were re-elected for another term.  In...
The San Juan High School boys basketball team is 10-3 on the season and 1-1 in Region 12 as they head into the third week of 2020. They’re ranked #5 in 3A boys basketball by the Deseret News and they sit in third place in the most recent UHSAA RPI standings. To the outsider, it would appear the...
The San Juan High School boys basketball team closed out 2019 with three wins and two losses December 17 to 28. The Broncos cruised past Monticello 77-34 in the two rivals’ only meeting this season on December 17. They beat Bayfield, CO 65-41 two nights later to move to 8-0 on the year. But San...
When I was six, I was reading Wind in the Willows in my bedroom. Suddenly, something alerted me to danger, and I looked up just as a tiny spider crawled down the wall toward me.  Mustering all my courage, I stayed still and watched as it scuttled closer and closer and closer. Finally, I could stand...
The Monticello boys (2-3) knew they were in for a tough test against San Juan (6-0) in Blanding on Tuesday, December 17.   narrative played out as cold shooting from the field and the free throw line buried the Bucks’ chances of hanging with the Broncos. Monticello scored just five points in the...
The Deseret News and Vinco Athletics both released their All-State Utah high school football teams on December 18. The Deseret News chooses players based on coaches’ votes. Vinco Athletics chooses their honorees by compiling coach nominations. Here are the players from San Juan High School who were...
The Blanding City Council spent much of their December 10 meeting discussing a water rate study and forecast model. The study is complex and took more than a year to complete, but it’s already being hailed by state officials as forward thinking.  State officials caught wind of the study after...
The San Juan boys opened week two of the 2019-20 basketball season looking to add three more wins to their already 3-0 record. And that’s just what they did with a 19-point win over Cortez, CO in the Broncos’ home opener December 10 and 21-point drubbings of Uintah and Union on the road December 13...
The Deseret News named their 2019 All-state volleyball teams on December 10. The teams are chosen based on coaches’ votes. Here, we highlight the players from San Juan County who were honored.   3A First Team Ta’ssi Su’esu’e San Juan Senior Outside Hitter – 329 Kills (led team), 272 Digs, 66 Blocks...
A report that a White House task force has recommended the increased purchase of domestic uranium has brought renewed hope to the White Mesa Mill in Blanding, the only federally licensed uranium mill in the United States. The possibility of orders from President Donald Trump to help revive the...

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