Monticello

by Andrew Gulliford In 1933 in the depths of the Great Depression, 49-year-old Marie Ogden, a spiritualist and millennial Christian, moved to Dry Valley in San Juan County, UT to establish a religious colony and to await the end of the world. Two years later when one of the commune’s...
Lynda Boyle, a teacher at Monticello High School, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, VA. A total of 53 fellowships were awarded in 2017. James Madison Fellowships support further study of American history for...
The City of Monticello is looking for a new city manager after Ty Bailey announced he is leaving the community. Bailey, who has served as Monticello City Manager since January, 2015, accepted a position as the new city manager in Morgan, UT. Monticello Mayor Tim Young said that he is...
by Eric Niven The sale of land at the old Woody’s Bulk Plant was the first order of business at the April 11 meeting of the Monticello City Council. The meeting opened with a hearing of the city Municipal Building Authority on the possible sale of land at 696 North Main Street. The 2....
The Utah Music Educator’s Association (UMEA) inducted former MHS music teacher Wayne Erickson into the UMEA Hall of Fame on February 3, 2017 at their annual in-service conference in St. George. The day before, he was inducted into the Utah Bandmaster’s Hall of Fame. Wayne was born in...
by Eric Niven It has been almost a month since the last meeting of the Monticello City Council, but in that time several important and controversial topics have arisen. They were discussed at the January 10 meeting of the council. Local business owner Tyler Hall appealed to the Council...
Heidi Pehrson, a renowned volunteer for education and recreation efforts, is the 2016 Monticello Citizen of the Year. Pehrson was awarded the honor by Mayor Tim Young at the Monticello High School Holiday Music Concert December 12. Pehrson was nominated for the honor by an anonymous...
The Buckaroo cheerleaders are starting another busy year supporting teams at Monticello High School. This group of eight led the way at the home football game against Wayne County. They include: (back row, left to right) Josie Duke, McKenzie Redd, Carlin Goodwine, Makayla Sheeran,...
Residents of San Juan County will converge on Monticello this weekend to celebrate pioneering and pioneer spirit at the annual Pioneer Day celebration on July 21 to 23. A full schedule of events can be found in this issue of the San Juan Record. The events begin Thursday evening with an...
TAKE IT, OR LEAVE ITby Jim Stiles Sometimes the endless open spaces of the West impress me most when I can’t see them at all. One night when I was a ranger at the Arches National Park campground, I encountered a woman so terrified she could barely speak. She was from New York City,...

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