Life in San Juan

“It’s the people who shop at home who really make a business.”  That’s what Randy Butler, owner of Randy’s Auto, told me earlier this year in an interview – and it’s true. Locals who shop at home can make or break a business. Our little, local economy will thrive if we all shop at home a little...
Featuring an incredible cover photo of Monument Valley by Alison Yamamato-Sparks, the 2020 San Juan Record Photo of the Week calendar is ready for the new year and the holiday season.  The beautiful calendar features spectacular photos of San Juan County and includes all of the local events,...
The classic heartwarming story of George Bailey is brought to life this week as the Monticello High School drama department presents “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The two-act play will begin at 7:30 p.m. November 20-22 at the high school auditorium. “It’s a Wonderful Life” is based on the film by Frank...
It was early, pre-dawn as I trudged across what remained of the old alfalfa field toward the deer stand in the cottonwood tree along Spring Creek.  The morning was frosty, caused by air currents rolling over and down the flanks of Blue Mountain to the west.  The bitter draft kept finding its way...
“I was a boy once.” With those words, Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell launched the Boy Scout movement. That movement founded by Baden-Powell in the United Kingdom over 110 years ago soon worked its way to the United States where it has seen nearly 110 million American participants since – all...
DUST IN THE WIND Veterans Day was marked with solemn services and remembrances throughout San Juan County.  I love the trend over time of increased efforts to remember and thank veterans for their service. A number of groups and organizations in the area work hard to document and honor those who...
TIED TO THE POST Of all the people we work with, Dennis Ross is one of our all-time favorites.  Our fondness for him is not necessarily based in his artistic talents; it is mostly about the way he conducts his life.  Biologically, Dennis is half Navajo and half Hopi, which makes for an interesting...
Two girls from San Juan County turned heads at New York Fashion Week last month.  Tewakeedah and Dachuneeh Martin, of Montezuma Creek, sang live for Designer Hazel Stabler’s Buffalo Hunt Camp fashion line dedicated to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).  Imagine the fashion show like this...
An opportunity of a lifetime recently came to San Juan High School junior Ian Pugh, of Blanding, when he was selected as an extra for season three of the new Book of Mormon films for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.   Season one filming started in 2017, and at least a dozen of those...
Kristina Steele Garchar is the big winner of the swag bag donated by San Juan County Visitor Services. Kristina was one of scores of San Juan Record readers who entered the contest. All that was needed was to identify ten icons in the new county illustration created by Jorrien and Tiera Peterson....

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