Life in San Juan

The annual San Juan County Fair is set to begin this Monday, August 2, with a host of activities throughout the week. “Country Nights, Arena Lights” is the theme of the 2021 San Juan County Fair, which runs August 2-7 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Monticello. The fair is a culmination of...
The reopening of the Gentle Ironhawk Shelter in Blanding and an award recognizing community leadership were both celebrated this past week by Utah Navajo Health System (UNHS). On July 14, a ribbon-cutting ceremony recognized the new partnership between the Navajo Nation and UNHS.  After nearly a...
Despite high temperatures and continued dry conditions, San Juan County is entering July with renewed hope for a strong monsoon season. After record-high temperatures in the early part of the month, the weather conditions changed and indicate that the southwest monsoon, which generally arrives in...
“The Price of Freedom” is the theme of the 2021 Independence Day celebration in Blanding.   The immediate family members of a fallen US military member who died while serving in a time of conflict are known as Gold Star families. Four of these Gold Star families will be recognized at the Blanding...
For the months of June and July, Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum will feature a charming pitcher in its “New to the Edge” exhibit. The pitcher appears to be a Mesa Verde white ware pottery type called “Mancos Black-on-white.” This is a local type that is most abundant during the span of A....
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the Oljato Trading Post in San Juan County as one of the 11 most endangered historic sites in the country for 2021. The 100-year-old trading post has recently become a focal point for preservation efforts after decades of neglect.  The Oljato...
The San Juan Record is delighted to release the eighth-annual 101 Ways to Experience San Juan County. The 64-page magazine is included in this week’s edition of the San Juan Record and is also available at local businesses and visitor centers. The annual guide returns better than ever after a...
Perfect. There is no other way to describe the Memorial Day Sunrise Service, held Monday morning at the Blanding Cemetery.  Staff Sergeants Travis Butler and Danny Murdock of the Utah National Guard stand at attention in the background until time for the flag ceremony, performing their sacred...
Dry, dry, dry sums up the local weather in San Juan County after another dryer-than-normal month. Blanding had only 0.01" of precipitation in the month of April, with Bluff not far behind at 0.05" and Monticello at 0.08".  The average precipitation for April, generally one of the driest months of...
Throughout the months of April and May, the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum will feature a display of historic silver bracelets and a book signed by famous Pueblo potter, Maria Martinez. The display will also overlap with a few upcoming Archaeology Month activities in May. The bracelets let...

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