Life in San Juan

Presidents and matrons of the Monticello Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints recently met for a photo. The temple was dedicated 25 years ago. See more photos at the San Juan Record websiate at sjrnews.com. Courtesy photo
San Juan Credit Union scholarship winners include:  (top left) Jemma Robison, (top right) Ally Shumway, (bottom left) Synessa Atcitty, and (bottom right) Kaylee Warren. Courtesy photo
San Juan Credit Union recently held its 2024 scholarship contest. Each year graduating seniors from the five San Juan County high schools are invited to write an essay detailing what it means to live in San Juan County and how it has impacted their lives, in addition to academic and other...
Horizon Chapter One, the first of four feature-length old-fashioned Western movies to be shot in the area, was released last week to mixed reviews. Area residents should not miss seeing it on the big screen, says SJR Editor Bill Boyle. Courtesy photo
by Bill Boyle San Juan Record Editor The first full-screen old-fashioned western movie in decades was released in recent days and the main star – in a movie full of stars – is the spectacular landscape of the Redrock Country. Simply put: residents of the area have got to see Horizon… and on the big...
At age 87 Bonnie Meyers is still going strong, quilting for her increasingly large family every day. Her craft has provided a beautiful and heartfelt legacy that will last many years into the future.  Courtesy photo
by Janet Wilcox Contributing Writer Bonnie Guymon Meyers started sewing when she was in high school and she hasn’t stopped since. She, along with Evelyn Perkins and Joleen Holt, have been charter members of Grayson Country Quilters since 1995 when they and other quilters organized the Blanding club...
 “My grandpa needs me to help him mow the lawn.” Courtesy photo
by Sally Jack Contributing Writer On Father’s Day it’s fun to think about our dads and why we love them, but it’s even more fun to take a look at dads (and grand-dads) from the perspective of their biggest fans—their kids. Here are some favorites, collected from children of all ages: “Dad’s...
Friday night at the Fort has been an entertaining highlight of San Juan County for several years. Boasting local as well as imported talent, this year’s talent lineup is certain to impress. As always, admission is free, as are refreshments following the performance. (Usually ice cream). This year’s...
As part of Crossroads, a statewide exploration of life and change in rural Utah presented by Utah Humanities and its partners, the M.T. Hurst Foundation and Utah State University Blanding will co-host three Scan & Share events with the Utah Historical Society at local community centers in San...
local girl Avery Shanahan sits atop a horse. The 13-year-old  faces heart surgery this summer. Courtesy photo
by Sally Jack Contributing Writer Facing open heart surgery is a worry at any time, but when you are only 13 years old, it can be downright scary, especially when you are worried about how your mom is going to pay for it all. And for Avery Shanahan of Monticello, that is what she will face during...
The annual Blanding Cemetery Memorial Day Sunrise Service is Monday at 7 a.m. The Rotary Club will provide breakfast. Please bring your own chairs.  Julie Castellon will be the speaker. She is a high school science teacher whose son Brigham is in the National Guard. The National Guard will have a...
2024 Visitor Guide is in visitor centers, local businesses, on newstands and in this issue of the San Juan Record.
The San Juan Record is pleased to release the new 101 Ways to Experience San Juan County Visitors Guide. The packed 64-page magazine is included in this issue of the newspaper and is distributed by the tens of thousands throughout the area at visitor centers and businesses. The book is full of...

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