Life in San Juan

by Easton Bowring & Kara Laws Every year, the City of Blanding hosts San Juan County’s Independence Day celebration. A parade, food, games, sports competitions, and fireworks make this event one of the most memorable of the summer, and the annual highlight for many living in and...
by Kara Laws Blanding is small. There are not very many of us here. But, somehow there are still a few people we do not know. Many of you already know Ila and Kay Johnson. For those of you who don’t, I am thrilled to introduce you to them. At each Fourth of July parade a Grand Marshal...
by Kara Laws Contributing writer Blanding City has officially hired Pratt Redd as the first ever Economic Development Specialist.   For the last year, talk of economy development has come up in Blanding City council repeatedly, almost more than any other topic. Many residents and...
by Kara Laws If you drive down Reservoir Road, you will see a sign for Kigalia Drive In. It is an old sign, restored to new, and while there is no longer a Drive In movie theater, Bev and Dale Black have created something just as fun. Each summer Monday they host a free outdoor movie...
by Easton Bowring From the red rocks and brown sand to the aspens of the mountains, there are endless photography opportunities in San Juan County.  Blanding is home to some prominent portrait or landscape photographers in the state. Living in such a small town, there is still no...
by Easton Bowring Kay Shumway in the owner of Bears Ears Photography, where his focus is on capturing the beauty of the San Juan County Landscape.  Shumway always loved photography as a kid, but fully dug in about 20 years ago, soon after his retirement. As a kid, Shumway’s parents...
by Easton Bowring Brett Saunders has added a new and exciting twist to photography. For Saunders, his passion for photography first began with his love for being in the air and being off the ground. He first got into flying drones more than six years ago.  “I love to fly, but I can’t...
Thin Bear Indian Arts, an iconic store on South Main Street in Blanding, is having a retirement closing sale starting Saturday, June 30. All inventory will be 50 percent off. The story of making and running Thin Bear Indian Arts for nearly 50 years is an adventure. Robert E. Hosler...
Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the last surviving World War II Navajo Code Talkers, passed away on June 11, 2018 at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, UT. He was surrounded by family and friends. Holiday was born in 1924 near Oljato, in San Juan County. As a young soldier in the...
by Janet Wilcox There are likely many locals who have viewed, with gaping mouths, the slow, but carefully orchestrated demolition of the Castle House in Blanding. Anchoring the corner of Center Street and 100 West, the home has been an iconic landmark in San Juan County for more than...

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