Life in San Juan

One June 19, Randy Butler, owner of Randys Autos, hit the 40-year mark selling cars.  In a town with fewer than 2,000 residents, and in an industry where deceit has become the norm, that’s remarkable. Yet, Butler has carved out a successful niche selling quality cars the right way.  “I love what I...
School is out, and while the weather is still fighting its way out of a wet winter, summer is about to begin! The San Juan Record is delighted to release the sixth annual 101 Ways to Experience San Juan County. The 64-page magazine is included in this week’s issue of the San Juan Record and is...
It all started last Wednesday when students, parents, the faculty of La Sal Elementary School, and others gathered for an assembly where local deputy Rhett Adair gave a presentation on bicycle safety.  His first words of advice were to always wear a helmet when riding. One young man raised his hand...
The gears of the legendary ice cream machine are turning. Hamburgers sizzle on the grill and pops from the fryer can be heard as fresh french fries hit the oil. Jan is training new girls and making sure the food items are sent out. Grayson is grunting at something in the back. It feels like the...
Staff from The J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah will interview individuals throughout Utah who have been affected by the nuclear weapons testing that occurred in the 1950s and 60s. On Tuesday, May 21 from 1 to 6 p.m. they will be at the San Juan County Library in Blanding,...
“You have to see it.” That’s the best way to describe the new Silver Queen Mine Miniature Golf Course that opened at the Monticello Merc last week. The traditional log cabin facade within the store belies nothing of the mine within. Once inside, the new mini golf course is anything but traditional...
The plentiful snowpack of the past winter will benefit the Colorado River Basin through increased runoff to crucial reservoirs, according to a Bureau of Reclamation study released on April 15. With the improved hydrology, Lake Powell’s operation for water year 2019 will shift to a balancing release...
More than 150 art students from the San Juan School District competed with 163 entries in the 2019 art show hosted by Utah State University – Blanding Campus.  Recognizing the arts play a major role in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the campus welcomed the artistic addition to...
Many fun and uplifting activities are planned for the upcoming Easter holiday. The first Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by San Juan High School National Honor Society and Blanding City Council, will be held at the Blanding Visitors Center, Saturday April 20 at 10 a.m. Beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday,...
The first-ever souvenir shop for the Bears Ears National Monument has opened in Blanding, UT. Tamy Jaramillo, owner of Yak’s Café, released her line of Bears Ears merchandise on January 1. Jaramillo opened the souvenir shop in her restaurant and it has expanded to an online store. Jaramillo’s café...

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