Life in San Juan

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....
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,...

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