Dust in the Wind

DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Election day is less than two months away.  The San Juan Record is planning to run a profile of the major party candidates whose names are on the General election ballot. The schedule includes September 28 for US House and Senate candidates, October 5 for...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle There was some controversy last week over a paid advertisement in the July 20 San Juan Record. Diné Bikeyah placed the ad, which thanked federal officials for visiting San Juan County and urged support for the Bears Ears National Monument. Several readers...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Expect a full-blown circus in Bluff on Saturday as a high-level contingent of federal officials host a public hearing about public lands issues. The meeting is scheduled to be held in the Bluff Community Center, which has a maximum capacity of several...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle One of the first casualties of war is the truth, and there is a war being waged over the Bears Ears area in San Juan County. As a result, even simple realities in our spectacular corner of the world are being twisted and manipulated. Political forces on...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle It has been two years since a large group of local residents and others participated in a high-profile protest in Recapture Canyon. In the two years since then, there has been a federal trial, hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses, several...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle The future of the Cedar Mesa / Bears Ears area is uncertain as the clock ticks toward the end of the Obama Administration. On one side, the massive Public Lands Initiative (PLI) Bill is painstakingly making its way through Congress. The PLI was created by...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Beginning this week, most readers of the San Juan Record will receive the paper one day later than normal. The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News have discontinued daily delivery and we have scrambled in the two weeks since the change was announced. The...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle The fact that 92 percent of San Juan County is owned by one government entity or another is a source of endless frustration to local residents. As we continue to see, the frustration and conflict often results in San Juan County ending up in local, state or...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle SJR Travel recently returned from another wildly successful tour of the Holy Land. An adventurous group of 47 people (more than half are under age 30) spent two weeks exploring Israel and Jordan. We climbed and hiked and swam while traveling the length and...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle I need to respond to San Juan County Commission Chairman Phil Lyman’s letter to the Editor (see letter here) regarding the San Juan Record coverage of legal issues related to the Recapture Canyon protest. At an April 1 hearing, Federal Judge Robert Shelby...

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