Monument Valley / Oljato

The further Shandiin Herrera got away from her home in Monument Valley, UT, the more she realized how important it would be to use her education and leadership to benefit her people. Herrera, a 2019 graduate of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, could be headed to Washington, D...
In the 2018-2019 basketball season, the Monument Valley girls compiled a 19-6 overall record, their second winning season in a row. They won the Region 19 championship for the first time since 2013 and entered the state tournament ranked fourth. A tough quarterfinal loss to Piute ended their title...
The Monument Valley High School volleyball team was riding a three-game winning streak when they headed into the 1A Utah State Volleyball Championships on Friday, November 1 at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem. Their 10-3 regular season record was good enough for third place in the UHSAA 1A...
It was a cool night in Monument Valley Friday, October 25 when the Whitehorse High School football team paid a visit to their southern rivals for the 39th annual Battle of the Drum football game. The stands were full of folks mainly cheering on the underdog Cougars. Early on, it looked like the...
It’s down to the biggest game of the year for both the Whitehorse and Monument Valley high school football teams. They both conclude their seasons when they clash in the annual Battle of the Drum football game on the Monument Valley High School football field this Friday, October 25. The traveling...
The Whitehorse High School volleyball team suffered a huge defeat in the last home game of the season against their rivals, Monument Valley, on Thursday, October 10. The straight-sets loss was especially sour for the Lady Raiders since it was the Battle of the Drum and homecoming. The homecoming...
It’s been a decent start for a largely inexperienced Monument Valley volleyball team with wins over Shonto Prep and Navajo Pine and a loss to Kayenta. Sixth-year head coach Vanessa Russell said that she and her players are excited about what’s ahead. “I want to see the girls come together, work as...
Monticello junior Cedar English outruns a Monument Valley defender on the way to a 56-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter of the MHS/MVHS game August 16.  Becky Bird photo
THE BIRD SCOOP The Monticello football team kicked off their 2019  season on Friday, August 16. They hosted the Monument Valley Cougars in a non-region contest and came away with their first win of the season 41-6.   The Bucks moved the ball well early, ripping off huge chunks of yards on carries...
It’s a San Juan County showdown Friday night when the Monument Valley Cougars visit the Monticello Buckaroos to open the 2019 football season for both teams. The Buckaroos are favored in the matchup that they have historically dominated. Since the teams first met in 1985, Monticello has never lost...
San Juan County held a regular Commission meeting outside of Monticello for the first time on Tuesday, June 2 at the Monument Valley Welcome Center. After a work session and a spirited half hour of public comment, Commissioner Kenneth Maryboy introduced Oljato Chapter President James Adakai, who...

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