Monticello

The Monticello City Council voted to enter an inter-local cooperation agreement with San Juan County during their meeting July 9 that will allow the county to conduct vote-by-mail elections for the city. Monticello City Recorder Cindi Holyoak said the action item came about when the State of Utah...
On May 2 and 3, 26 piano students from San Juan County gathered in Monticello to participate in the Utah Music Teacher’s Association (UMTA) Achievement in Music (AIM) evaluation program.  During the program, students are tested and evaluated in Performance (performing two to three memorized pieces...
One person was killed and another critically injured on July 1 when a pickup truck ran into the back of a semi truck in a construction zone north of Monticello. At about noon, a Ford F-350 was traveling southbound at an excessive speed into the construction zone at the base of Peters Hill on...
Robert Barry was elected to represent District Two on the Empire Electric Board of Directors at the annual meeting of the electric cooperative on June 20. It is the first time a local resident has served on the board in more than a decade. Barry was elected with 51 percent of the votes. He...
The Monticello City Council reduced property taxes by nearly .3 percent for fiscal year 2020 during their meeting at the Hideout Community Center on June 18. The move comes as a result of city growth and is expected to generate approximately $270,000 of revenue. The state-certified rate, of .002661...
One June 19, Randy Butler, owner of Randys Autos, hit the 40-year mark selling cars.  In a town with fewer than 2,000 residents, and in an industry where deceit has become the norm, that’s remarkable. Yet, Butler has carved out a successful niche selling quality cars the right way.  “I love what I...
Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale conducted a skills camp in Monticello last week as part of a statewide Junior Jazz Road Trip. The event, held at Monticello Elementary School, attracted a large number of enthusiastic local kids. O’Neale was undrafted after leaving Baylor University and spent two...
Every year since 1978, the Deseret News has monitored twelve high school boys and girls sports and awarded points for first through eighth place state championship finishes. At the end of the school year, the scores are tallied and the DesNews awards what it calls the All-sports awards for all...
Adam Bunker officially wrapped up his Monticello High School track and field career in impressive fashion June 6-8 when he won the 2000-meter steeple chase at the Great Southwest Classic Track and Field Meet at the University of New Mexico. Bunker’s first place finish of 6:21.75 earned him the Pat...
In Monticello, seven residents will seek the three open spots on the Monticello City Council. They include incumbent Nathan Chamberlain along with Ron Skinner, Mary Cokenour, Kim Henderson, Ammon Boswell, Scott Christensen, and Jonathon English. The two incumbents not seeking reelection are Blaine...

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