Life in San Juan

Drought conditions continue to impact San Juan County, with the entire county classified as either in Extreme or Exceptional Drought in early April. This continues a trend of dryer-than-normal conditions that extend nearly one year.   Year-to-date precipitation is 64 percent of normal in Blanding,...
courtesy: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Several recent announcements by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are anticipated to impact worshipers at the Monticello Temple, including the announcement of new leadership, additional temples in the area, and lifting of some COVID-19 restrictions. Earlier this year, the church...
The annual San Juan High Color Festival is this Saturday, April 3 at Centennial Park in Blanding. The Easter Egg Hunt, Color Run and festival benefits the clubs and teams at San Juan High. Event organizers encourage everyone to use COVID-19 precautions, such as social distancing and wearing a mask...
Moab area nonprofit Seekhaven is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The nonprofit assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in southeastern Utah. In 1990, Seekhaven opened up to provide shelter for homeless populations in Moab, including those impacted by domestic violence. The...
Alexis Bailey, Hyrum Vess, and Lucas Jeppesen were the top three finishers in the San Juan School District Spelling Bee, held February 24 at San Juan High School. After Jeppesen was eliminated, Bailey and Vess battled through round after round before Bailey correctly spelled “unkempt” and walked...
The newest business in San Juan County is holding a grand opening celebration this weekend, February 26 and 27. The Universal Training Facility is a new 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art workout facility located at 627 East Flour Mill Road in Blanding. The grand opening this weekend features ten...
A viewing for Amalio de la Fuente will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 23 at the LDS Stake Center in Monticello, 165 South Main Street. Friends and family of Amalio who wish to express their condolences are invited to attend. De la Fuente passed away on January 17. Funeral services...
The 2021 San Juan County New Year’s Baby wasted little time while making an appearance on New Year’s Day at Blue Mountain Hospital in Blanding. Ryder Osuna Monroe Phillips is the son of Truvilla Marie Greyhair and Kyle Phillips. The New Year’s baby was welcomed by friends and family and received a...
When we think of Christmas Eve, we think of glowing fires, comfortable couches, a glass of eggnog, and families sheltered inside safe and warm. For four Mormon scouts in southeast Utah that cold Christmas season of 1879, there was only fresh snow and their weary, wet horses. The men were out of...
Three San Juan County residents were included as part of the Time magazine issue featuring Guardians of the Year, including Utah Navajo Health System employee Pete Sands (pictured right). Fellow county residents Tara Benally and Dalene Redhorse were featured in the magazine for their work with the ...

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