Life in San Juan

After a lengthy discussion and input from legal counsel and health officials, the Blanding City Council voted 3-2 to cancel the 2020 Independence Day events sponsored by the city. Councilmembers Logan Monson and Cheryl Bowers voted against the measure. Much discussion centered around the...
Two Aneth area residents are sought by a variety of law enforcement agencies after shots were fired at law enforcement officers from a home in Aneth. Gary Lee Jr and Cecil Vigil, both in their late 30s, are the subject of a massive search in the area. Officers were preparing to serve a warrant for...
It would be a shame if two of the big “winners” in the COVID-19 crisis are Amazon and WalMart. While many local businesses have been shuttered or slowed for weeks, these giants were open for business 24/7, with unlimited resources, active websites, and what some consider to be predatory pricing....
Day 27 of COVID19 Quarantine. The madness has begun. Sure, initially I felt like I had won the lottery. I was working from home – my dream job. But now I’m not so sure. I found out that there’s a woman who lives in my house; she says she’s my wife and she thinks she’s the boss of everything. I...
As the Mormon pioneers who went through the Hole-in-the-Rock from 1879 to 1880 drew near to their final destination in southeastern Utah, they encountered a formidable barrier known as Comb Ridge. They had already descended down through the Hole-in-the Rock to the Colorado River, blasted roads...
With stay-at-home orders issued amid a worldwide pandemic, now is the perfect time to grow a garden. Gardens offer a reason to get outside, grow fresh produce full of flavor, save money, take fewer trips to the grocery store, and even improve mental health.  Gardening during uncertain times is a...
“It’s kind of like being the Secret Santa. You don’t know them and they don’t know you, but you know you’ve made a difference,” said Alicia Gallegos of her job as a dispatcher for San Juan County Public Safety.  Dispatchers serve a vital role in providing emergency services for citizens of San Juan...
There is a dire need for food assistance in San Juan County with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. The Blanding City Mobile Food Bank reports it had double the requests for food than it normally receives on the monthly delivery date on April 9.  Cars were backed up past Yaks Cafe and many families...
Public Safety Alerts are sent to travelers on Highway 191 north of Monticello
SEE UPDATE HERE Officials claim early success during the first day travelers to Utah were asked to complete a COVID-19 travel declaration form when entering the state. “This is very preliminary, but the results seem positive,” said John Gleason, of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) late...

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