Monticello

COVID-19 claimed the life of a Monticello native on May 12 when Felix Montano passed away in Flagstaff, AZ. Although he left Monticello more than a decade ago, Montano, age 52, is a familiar face to many San Juan County residents.  After leaving employment at Blue Mountain Foods, he worked at...
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...
City finances and opening the swimming pool took center stage at the May 12 meeting of the Monticello City Council. City Manager Doug Wright led a discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic would change city finances.  An 11.6 percent decline in sales tax revenue is expected for the fiscal year which...
San Juan County Commission, District 1 Cheryl BowersBruce AdamsSan Juan County RecorderCindi HolyoakDavid Carpenter
A woman was killed on May 10 in a three-car crash on Highway 191 north of Monticello. Zuhra Samadi, age 26 of Salt Lake City, was killed while attempting to pass – in a no-passing lane – a Ford F-350 that was pulling a 25-foot enclosed trailer. Her vehicle, a Chevy Tahoe, collided head-on with a...
by Stuart Smith Contributing writer Monticello visitors and residents may all find some off-the-beaten-path adventures thanks to new wayside maps that have popped up in the community.  Like magic – to everyone except the workers from the city who installed them – the signs appeared in three spots...
We hope you enjoy Alene Laney’s story about the COVID-19 relief efforts.  We decided to pick just one of the dozens of impressive and heartwarming efforts to help those who are struggling through this pandemic. • • • • • After 25 years in the newspaper business, I have learned that one of the...
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...
Unseasonably warm temperatures marked much of the month of April in San Juan County, with an early arrive of spring-like weather.  The month closed with near-record high temperatures. While the warm weather melted much of the snow pack in area mountains, area reservoirs are filling but at a much...
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...

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