Monument Valley / Oljato

San Juan County residents live in one of the most glorious locations in the country (many would say in the world). That strong and maybe slightly biased opinion was backed up by some fact – or at least objective opinion – when GPS fleet management and vehicle tracking company Geotab ranked the 50...
Diplomas are set to be presented to 190 graduates of the San Juan School District at graduation ceremonies throughout the county this week. In addition to services at the five high schools, commencement services will also be held at elementary and middle schools. Photos of the graduates are printed...
Many fun and uplifting activities are planned for the upcoming Easter holiday. The first Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by San Juan High School National Honor Society and Blanding City Council, will be held at the Blanding Visitors Center, Saturday April 20 at 10 a.m. Beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday,...
Seven local athletes were selected for girls and boys All-state basketball teams and two more received honorable mentions this year. The Deseret News made the announcement last week. All-state teams are selected annually based on coaches’ votes. We’ll feature a very brief statistical rundown and a...
by Rhett Sifford The Whitehorse High School girls basketball team hasn’t experienced much recent success at the annual 1A state tournament in Richfield. Since the team’s high mark in 2005 when they finished as state runners-up, the Lady Raiders failed to qualify four times and played all four days...
As the 2019 1A Girls State Basketball Tournament tips off today, February 27, Whitehorse and Monument Valley both begin a journey they hope takes them to rare territory – staying in the big show for all four games. The Lady Raiders have done it just twice in the last 10 seasons. Monument Valley’s...
Adriana Johnson was the winner again in the San Juan School District Spelling Bee on February 5. Johnson, an eighth grade student at Albert R Lyman Middle School (ARL), is no stranger to the top of the spelling bee podium. Kaidence Mitchelle, a fifth grade student at Bluff Elementary, finished in...
Doug Freed, a teacher at Monument Valley High School, was honored with the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) Excellence in Education award at the State Capitol on February 5. The award highlights students and educators who exemplify a commitment to advancing civic engagement, embracing...
Tanner Tsinigine, a junior at Monument Valley High School, was named the Most Valuable Wrestler at the 1A State Wrestling Tournament. Tsinigine earned a thrilling 4-3 victory over Zac Cecil of Monticello in the championship match. He explains that it was the third time he had wrestled Cecil this...
UPDATED 12/4/2018 Members of “Global Witness” attempted to gain entrance into the Monument Valley Tribal Park on Nov. 29 without prior permission or permitting and were eventually denied access. Park officials closed the park to the general public and the estimated 50 members of the...

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