Education

Gabrielle Dance, a student at Whitehorse High School, won the $100 Sorenson Award in the 2024 Utah High School Clean Air Marketing Contest. More than 1,000 high school teens from southern Utah to southern Idaho participated in creating clean air public service announcements (PSAs) for the contest...
Winter Storytelling events are being held this winter inside the campus hogan at the Utah State University campus in Blanding.  Courtesy photo
In many Native American cultures, the winter season is the time for storytelling. Traditional storytelling is reserved for the winter months for many tribes, often waiting for the first snowfall before some cultural stories are permitted to be shared. Utah State University Blanding is honoring this...
By Jeanna Grover Career Technical Education Director, San Juan School District As we step into February, we are celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month – a time to acknowledge the invaluable role CTE plays in shaping the future of our students and our communities. CTE pathways, which...
The 25th Navajo Nation Council voted 17-0 to approve $500,000 from the Navajo Nation’s Síhasin Fund to help Utah State University (USU) construct a new higher education facility in Monument Valley, Utah.  According to the legislation sponsor, Council Delegate Herman Daniels, Jr. (Shonto, Naa’tsis’...
Rendering shows a possible look at the new Blanding Elementary School. The image was part of a presentation to the public provided by MHTN Architects as part of a public meeting on January 22. The public can provide feedback through a survey. Courtesy MHTN Architects
The San Juan School District received word in January that the state legislature through the state board of education will be awarding $20 million towards the new Blanding Elementary School. The award is anticipated to cover about 42-percent of the estimated $47 million cost for the new school in...
by David Boyle News Director Members of the San Juan School board held a public hearing before approving application for federal impact aid, and received a report on state health and risk prevention survey at their latest meeting. At their January 24 meeting, members of the San Juan School Board...
The San Juan School District is hosting a public forum to share an update on the new Blanding Elementary School on January 22. The meeting will be at 5:30 pm at the San Juan High auditorium. The forum will include an update from the design team, addressing costs and funding of the project and an...
First generation celebration at Utah State University in Blanding.  Courtesy photo
Utah State University Blanding held its inaugural First-Generation Celebration, spanning four days from November 6-9. The celebration paid tribute to the remarkable achievements of first-generation students, faculty, staff, and community members, all of whom have played a pivotal role in shaping...
by David Boyle News Director The candidate filing period for the 2024 general elections will be opening up at the start of the year. County residents will be electing three school board members, one commissioner and three other county positions in 2024. The candidate filing period will open on...
Anthony Done San Juan High School Football
Ten high school student athletes representing San Juan County recently earned Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Academic All-State honors for the 2023 fall sports season. From San Juan High School, Anthony Done, Brigham Nielson, Parker Snyder, and Taeg Palmer were named to the...

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