Life in San Juan

San Juan County received an early visit from Santa in the past week when Backcountry Santa pilots flew about 30 planes into the Montezuma Creek and Navajo Mountain air strips. They dropped off more than 9,000 pounds of donations. The items will be distributed by Utah Navajo Health Systems. Courtesy...
Understanding and addressing the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has been brought to the forefront in the United States, with hundreds of organizations working to prevent and eliminate violence against Native Americans. There is currently little data to understand how...
Have you ever wished you had a photo of great grandma Lucy with her trophy deer, or Jim Mike at Rainbow Bridge, or Grandpa’s early business? In the future such wishes will become a reality as the San Juan County Historical Preservation Commission determined in their recent meeting to merge all...
While there is no in-person instruction taking place at the public schools in Montezuma Creek, students at Whitehorse High School are still learning through a multi-subject curriculum. One project, featuring an art component on the fences outside Whitehorse High, has drawn the attention of the...
The annual Bluff Arts Festival is this week, but you don’t have to travel to Bluff to enjoy it. The 16th annual festival is completely virtual this year due to ongoing fear surrounding COVID-19. The virtual festival starts Thursday, October 15 and continues through Sunday, October 18. Workshops,...
San Juan County Prevention Action Collaboration (SJCPAC) Coalition teamed up with the City of Blanding to help sponsor the Fall Festival in Blanding. Prevention messaging was prevalent throughout many of the activities during this fun-filled event. With masks and hand sanitizer stations at the...
The Blanding Fall Festival takes place Saturday, October 10 at Centennial Park in Blanding. Blanding City Economic Development Director Pratt Redd says anyone is welcome to attend the events, which are sponsored by the City of Blanding. The festival starts at noon and includes a host of fall...
Last week ten Native American runners participated in a 360-mile prayer run from San Juan County to Salt Lake City. The Running As Medicine Indigenous Youth Prayer Run began on Tuesday, September 1 at Bears Ears National Monument and concluded at Warm Springs in Salt Lake City on Saturday,...
April and Gentry Ramsay are the winners of the Monticello 2020 Parks and Beautification Beautiful Yard Award.  They have been working on their yard the entire summer and still have more plans. The first project completed is the brick walkway, which is the handiwork of their five children; it is a...
Noah Begay, a 12-year-old Blanding resident, is one of 54 student finalists in the nationwide Google Doodle contest. Noah, a seventh grade student at Albert R Lyman Middle School, represents the state of Utah in the contest. The 54 national finalists will be narrowed down to five finalists through...

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