Life in San Juan

Hal M. Jensen, formerly of Monticello, will celebrate his 90th birthday at a dinner with his family.  Hal was born August 28, 1932, in Metropolis, NV, to Ira Milford and Ellen Hyde Jensen. The family moved to Gridley, CA in 1934. Hal attended Gridley High School, where he excelled in sports,...
by Jill Pearson Every once in a while, you stumble onto a good one. With so many streaming services and choices, it usually takes longer to decide on something to watch than it takes to watch the actual program. I admit, the leading lady had a lot to do with choosing The Unforgivable on Netflix....
Pictured are the 2022 Miss San Juan Royalty. Royalty members are ready for the start of the San Juan County Fair August 1-6. Members of the royalty pictured left to right: 2nd Attendant Olive English, Queen Ellai Black, 1st Attendant Kaitlyn Musselman. Courtesy photo
by Joe Boyle Staff Writer The 2022 rippin’ roarin’ San Juan County Fair has all the fixings to be a week of fun times and memories. The festivities will begin Monday, August 1, and last till Saturday, August 6. The theme for this year’s addition to the long-lasting tradition of the County fair is “...
cover of the new book If Gold is Our Destiny, How a Team of Mavericks Came Together For Olympic Glory
A new book tells the remarkable story of the pursuit of Olympic Gold and the story includes an unexpected – and pivotal – stop in San Juan County. If Gold is Our Destiny, How a Team of Mavericks Came Together For Olympic Glory, was published this month by Rowman and Littlefield. In the 1970s and...
Free performance for BYU-Idaho dance group
After a couple of years with no performance programs due to COVID-19, Blue Mountain Entertainment is pleased to make a re-entrance by presenting the BYU-Idaho Dance Alliance.  Brigham Young University-Idaho Dance Alliance will perform at the Monticello High School auditorium on Tuesday, July 26 at...
A run and accompanying event honoring fallen soldiers is coming to San Juan County this August. The Inaugural Aaron Butler Memorial Foundation (ABMF) Utah Purple Heart Run will take place in Butler’s hometown of Monticello on August 6, nearly five years after his death. A member of the Army Special...
With a celebration starting June 30 and lasting until July 9, the City of Blanding Independence Day celebration is sure to be one to remember. “United We Stand” is the theme of this year's celebration, with events starting Thursday and lasting over a week. Due to a number of complications with...
by David Boyle News Director On June 9 the Utah Film Commission announced the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) Board approval of 13 new productions for state film incentives, generating an estimated economic impact of $142.5 million with approximately 90 percent to occur in rural...
Currently, 72 percent of Utah is experiencing extreme drought, with the remainder of the state in severe drought.  With a dry summer likely and water restrictions already in place around the state, it is crucial that Utahns conserve the water we have. One bright spot is the recent precipitation in...
As part of a multi-stop tour, Bureau of Land Management Artist in Residence Native American jazz trumpeter Delbert Anderson and his group D’DAT will visit Blanding to teach a music workshop and perform in concert to celebrate America’s public lands. Anderson is the BLM Artist in Residence and is on...

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