Dust in the Wind

I have received a number of comments from readers who are concerned about the lack of civility, in general, in public conversations. I share their concerns. I fear the continued decline in civility has increasingly negative consequences. The quality of discussion has dropped. Instead of...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle I have always envied those who work in higher education, where many scholars take advantage of the option to go on sabbatical. They step away from their teaching or research endeavors and work on another project for a brief period of time. After what...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle More than 24 years ago, I started a new job as Editor of the San Juan Record. Now, 1,265 issues later, it is time to turn over the reins. On October 8, Ryan Collins takes over as the managing Editor. I am confident that Ryan will do a wonderful job. A...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle More than 100 years ago this week, on September 29, 1915, an ambitious young man by the name of Oscar W McConkie published the first issue of the San Juan Record. Since then, through thick and thin, the paper has not missed a week reporting the events in...
EVERY INSTITUTION, worthy of our consideration, whatever its name, and wherever its field of effort, is governed by certain fixed and definite principles. These rules of conduct are to the organization what, in the individual, is called character. Here then, in the genesis of the San...
By Dan Toomey & Tommy BrooksbankSJR/USC interns Aside from covering our everyday news beat for the Record, as student journalists, we also came to San Juan County to ask residents about their honest opinions of the news media: “I’m going to be nice… no, I’m not going to be nice.”...
by Bill Boyle A dedicated group of undergraduate students from the University of Southern California (USC) spent two weeks immersed in the local stories of San Juan County as “interns” for the San Juan Record. They have helped to create a 16-page supplement for this issue of the...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill boyle Rhett Sifford is joining the San Juan Record staff as a part time guru of everything good. He will have a variety of responsibilities at the paper, including writing stories, covering meetings, and editing. Rhett is a familiar face to many local residents...
The San Juan Record and San Juan Chamber of Commerce need your help as they gear up to publish the 2018 version of 101 Ways to Experience San Juan County. The annual visitors guide lists scores of great ways to enjoy the spectacular beauty of San Juan County throughout the summer. The...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill BoyleOut of the Blues I always thought that Kigalia was a cool word. You see it in several places in San Juan County, most notably in the beautiful Kigalia Canyon and Ranger Station near the Bears Ears. It is generally easy to determine the source of a place...

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