Monticello

The annual Pioneer Day celebration in Monticello is a go after a special meeting of the Monticello City Council on July 2. With a narrow 3-2 vote, the Council decided to move ahead with a limited celebration that will include a parade, softball tournament, vendors, and fireworks.  After discussion...
The Monticello Police Department will be disbanded on June 30 and law enforcement services will be contracted through the San Juan County Sheriff’s Department.  A contract for the change was approved at the June 9 meeting of the Monticello City Council. The five-year contract between the city and...
Monticello High School junior Olivia Chamberlain picked up a 2A second-place finish in a high school individual player state championship held by the Utah Section PGA Thursday, June 4 at Rose Park Golf Course in Salt Lake City. Chamberlain shot a 94 on the day and will be a two-time All-state...
The Monticello Swimming Pool will not open in 2020 after the Monticello City Council met on May 26. It is just one of several momentous decisions made at the council meeting. After a significant amount of discussion, the council voted 4-1 to keep the swimming pool closed. Councilman Ron Skinner...
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 CarpenterSan Juan County AssessorLogan BoydRick MeyerRepublican candidates for Utah GovernorSpencer CoxGreg HughesJon Huntsman, Jr.Thomas WrightCandidates for Utah Attorney GeneralDavid...
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...

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