Life in San Juan

by Easton Bowring Changes have been made to the Seventh District Court after the retirement of Judge Lyle R. Anderson. Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Don M. Torgerson to take Anderson’s place. The nomination will require Utah State Senate approval. Anderson is set to retire on...
Energy Fuels Inc. intends to resume vanadium recovery operations in 2018, and it expects to recover significant quantities of currently dissolved vanadium from pond solutions at the White Mesa Mill south of Blanding. Vanadium prices have risen by more than 400 percent over the past two...
Water woes continue in San Juan County as cities grapple with an almost non-existent runoff of snowpack from the Abajo Mountains. After the secondary water reservoir went dry in the past week, the City of Monticello began pumping water from the reserve water stored in Loyds Lake. In...
Drought may be tightening its grip on San Juan County following the eighth straight month with dryer than normal conditions. As a result, farmers are fearful of significant losses, livestock owners are scrambling to find feed, and municipalities are nervously checking their water...
by Kara Laws An exciting, new concert is coming to San Juan County. A day-long country music festival will be starting this fall. Canyon Country Music Experience will be holding its first annual concert on September 15 in Blanding. This event will feature four different county music...
Blue Mountain Entertainment (BME) welcomes everyone to the annual Spring Gala on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the Monticello High School auditorium.   Featuring local talent, admission is free of charge, an expression of appreciation from BME to its friends and supporters. Among those...
The arrival of Spring marks the close of an extremely dry winter in San Juan County. Since April, May, and June are generally the driest three months of year for the area, the situation increases the concern for the drought conditions. The most recent U.S. Drought Monitor lists San Juan...
The San Juan Chamber of Commerce will begin to hold monthly meetings in Monticello and Blanding. The Chamber is pursuing a structure of having community-based chapters for the county-wide Chamber of Commerce. Local businesses, entrepreneurs, and other organizations are invited to...
by Janet Wilcox John Wayne is credited as saying, “Monument Valley is the place where God put the West.” Romanticized images of those rugged buttes, and dramatic monoliths still weave their charm today, enticing both tourists and movie makers into Navajo Country. Dozens of movies,...
Four men from a small community in Alberta, Canada were killed in an airplane crash on February 22 on farmland east of Monticello. The men were traveling from Grand Junction, CO to Albuquerque, NM and ran into poor weather conditions. The plane was declared missing on February 22. The...

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