Life in San Juan

The first Baptist Church on 5th North in Monticello Easter Sunday schedule will be a sunrise service at the Loyds Lake Pavilion at 6:30 a.m. followed by breakfast at the church at 8:30. Easter egg hunt for the kids at 9:45 and Sunday school at 9:45. Worship service is held at 11 a.m. St Joseph...
Another dry winter leaves San Juan County in a familiar situation: how to face water shortages and drought conditions. The remarkable monsoon season during the summer months of 2021 alleviated soil water concerns and set the stage for optimism for dry land farmers. However, water storage is...
screenshot from the active survey for Blanding. Surveys are also available for Monticello and Bluff residents
The Utah State University (USU) Wellbeing Project is seeking feedback from residents of Blanding, Bluff, and Monticello through an online survey. Dr. Courtney Flint heads the Utah Wellbeing Project which is surveying 29 Utah communities including the three in San Juan County. Dr. Flint is a...
Most residents in San Juan County already know to call 9-1-1 when they encounter a fire or physical health emergency, but a relatively new service in the community is available for residents who are in a mental health crisis. Samantha Johnson heads the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) in San Juan...
By David Boyle News Director The future of 131,000 acres of state trust land within the Bears Ears National Monument remains uncertain, but a proposed exchange could result in Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands becoming more developable state trust lands throughout Utah, in exchange for...
WINNER “The Slot Canyon” by Maggie Murdock Albert R. Lyman Middle School  7th Grade Acrylic on Canvas
More than 120 entries were received from schools in Grand and San Juan counties for the Inaugural Red Rock Rural Arts show. The event was organized by Georgiana Simpson, a visual arts teacher at Whitehorse High School and the rural advocacy chair with the Utah Art Education Association. Simpson...
Family of seven with friends in Blanding asking for help as they relocate from Ukraine
News for the past few weeks has centered on the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. For many in San Juan County, the media coverage is the first introduction to the millions of people currently suffering from the war in eastern Europe. But for Blanding resident Kendall Laws, the conflict is very...
Calling for all Utahns to participate in a one-minute speed test to identify areas of low or no access to high-speed internet The Utah Broadband Center, powered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, has launched a statewide internet speed test campaign for Utahns to report their...
The 45-day Utah legislative session came to a conclusion on Friday, March 4. Hundreds of bills passed and billions of dollars were budgeted by the 75 members of the Utah House of Representatives and the 29 members of the Utah State Senate. While the San Juan Record cannot claim complete...
By Andrew Gulliford Professor of History at Fort Lewis College Professor of History Emeritus at Utah State University-Blanding, Dr. Robert S. McPherson writes extensively about Navajo culture and history. He has described the northern Navajo frontier 1860-1900, sacred lands and sacred views,...

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