Montezuma Creek / Aneth

Hundreds of live sheep were delivered to needy families on the Navajo Reservation on Memorial Day as part of the “Farmers Feeding Utah” project. The distribution was for families in the Montezuma Creek, Aneth, Red Mesa, and Tódahadekanii areas. An additional distribution of live sheep will take...
In one of the most unexpected conclusions to a school year ever, area students are set to receive diplomas this week from the five San Juan School District high schools. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in at-home education during the entire fourth quarter of the school year. While the hundreds...
More than 40 Whitehorse seniors will receive diplomas on May 23 at 9 a.m. The graduates will participate in a ceremony that will be livestreamed at live.ksl.com.  Following the livestream, the event can be seen at https://live.ksl.com/#/entity/139?_k=e53s9p. The keynote speaker for the graduation...
Last weekend, like the two previous weekends before, Bud Frazier was out delivering critical supplies to dozens of families in the Navajo Nation. Without physical addresses in very remote places, it was difficult to find the families who had reached out to Frazier for help. But when he finds them...
The number of reported cases of the COVID-19 virus in San Juan County exploded in the past week, largely due to more than 1,500 additional tests that have been administered. The Utah Department of Health and Utah Navajo Health Systems (UNHS) teamed up for two days of free testing on April 30 and...
Cecil Vijil Jr., of Aneth, is in custody and faces a host of charges after gunshots were fired at law enforcement officials on April 30. The charges include assault on a federal officer and discharge of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. The potential penalty for the assault...
Sixteen hard-working educators in the San Juan School District received a surprise during the last week of the school year: a $4,600 bonus.  The teachers earned the bonus as a result of growth in the test scores of students in their classrooms.  This is the third year of an incentive program that...
Two Aneth area residents are sought by a variety of law enforcement agencies after shots were fired at law enforcement officers from a home in Aneth. Gary Lee Jr and Cecil Vigil, both in their late 30s, are the subject of a massive search in the area. Officers were preparing to serve a warrant for...
The number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in San Juan County is expected to grow in coming days as the results of a mobile testing unit continue to roll in. The virus has infected residents of most communities in the county, including Blanding, Bluff, Montezuma Creek, Monument Valley, and Navajo...
The hallways and classrooms are deserted. The gymnasiums and cafeterias are silent. The school buses are empty. For youngsters of the 1980s, it seems like the world of the movie “Red Dawn” has come true. It’s not true, of course, but for the first time in modern history, life at schools in San Juan...

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