Life in San Juan

Practices for the annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah will begin for instrumentalists on October 20 at 6 p.m. at the Monticello High School band room.  Chorus practices will begin on November 3 at 6 p.m. at the Monticello North Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints....
The authors of two books focusing on the Bears Ears will visit the San Juan Record Bookstore on Thursday, October 17 at 7 p.m. The bookstore is located at 49 South Main Street in Monticello. Steven Strom and Rebecca Robinson will make a brief presentation and be available to visit and sign copies...
This Saturday, the City of Blanding will host the first-ever Dutch Oven Days. The Blanding Chapter of the San Juan Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to bring local residents this incredible fall-themed event.  Dutch Oven Days is sure to provide fun for the whole family. It will include hay rides,...
NORTHERN NEWS Sing along with me: “See them tumbling down, pledging their love to the ground, lonely but free I’ll be found, tumbling along with the tumbling tumble mustard.” The elements came together this Spring to provide the perfect conditions (whatever those are) for a bumper crop of tumble...
Benjamin B. Crane, son of Dennis and Fay Loy Crane of Monticello, has been promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant in the Utah Army National Guard.  He will serve as the Area NCOIC supervising recruiting operations in Southwest Utah.  Ben is a proud Buckaroo, husband to Wendy (Barton), and father...
The San Juan County Economic Development team commissioned a unique, graphic illustration of the county earlier this year.  The graphic was created by Jorrien and Tiera Peterson, a husband and wife team based out of Salt Lake City who are making a name with their simple, minimalistic approach to...
Dancers celebrating the Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow in White Mesa. The annual powwow brings dozens of tribes and nations together for a weekend full of celebrations. The two-day event was May 24-25. Toniee Lewis photo
NOTES FROM WESTWATER I lived for a time in Emporia, Kansas, home of William Allen White, the Pulitzer prize-winning owner, publisher, and editor of the Emporia Gazette. His son, William Lindsay White, served as an associate editor in the 1930s, and in 1935, during the height of the Dust Bowl, he...
FOOD ADVENTURES There I was, scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, attempting to find posts of interest, share a positive quote or two, the heart-toughing moment of an animal being rescued, and enjoy that post that gives you laughter right from the belly.   Of course, I enjoy reading the foodie...
JUNIOR LIVESTOCK Scholarship Winner,</b> Shelly Lewis Hog Division Hayden Shumway, Grand Champion Caitlyn Winn, 1st Reserve Champion Quay Walker, 2nd Reserve Champion  Paxton Christensen, Sr Showmanship Champion Quay Walker, 2nd place Sr Showmanship Bronson Snyder, 3rd place Sr Showmanship...

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