Navajo Mountain

On June 4, the U.S. Senate approved a bill to settle longstanding water rights questions for the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation. Supporters hope the bill, if passed into law, would help extend drinking water to many of the isolated corners of San Juan County. It would transfer of up to 81,500...
Hundreds of live sheep were delivered to needy families on the Navajo Reservation on Memorial Day as part of the “Farmers Feeding Utah” project. The distribution was for families in the Montezuma Creek, Aneth, Red Mesa, and Tódahadekanii areas. An additional distribution of live sheep will take...
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...
Four Navajo Mountain High School seniors have earned their high school diploma. In virtual events this week, they will be honored for their efforts and wished the best of luck for a bright future. The valedictorian for the graduating class is Kyler Navaho and the salutatorian is Elias Greymountain...
Last weekend, like the two previous weekends before, Bud Frazier was out delivering critical supplies to dozens of families in the Navajo Nation. Without physical addresses in very remote places, it was difficult to find the families who had reached out to Frazier for help. But when he finds them...
The number of reported cases of the COVID-19 virus in San Juan County exploded in the past week, largely due to more than 1,500 additional tests that have been administered. The Utah Department of Health and Utah Navajo Health Systems (UNHS) teamed up for two days of free testing on April 30 and...
The number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in San Juan County is expected to grow in coming days as the results of a mobile testing unit continue to roll in. The virus has infected residents of most communities in the county, including Blanding, Bluff, Montezuma Creek, Monument Valley, and Navajo...
The hallways and classrooms are deserted. The gymnasiums and cafeterias are silent. The school buses are empty. For youngsters of the 1980s, it seems like the world of the movie “Red Dawn” has come true. It’s not true, of course, but for the first time in modern history, life at schools in San Juan...
Mobile testing may result in increase in diagnosis of COVID-19 cases It has been more than one month since San Juan County residents have been impacted by the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus triggered by a worldwide pandemic. One month in, 12 local residents have been diagnosed with the virus,...
Estimates are that nearly one in five San Juan County residents face hunger every day. One quarter of children may not know where their next meal is coming from.  The number of San Juan County residents facing hunger is much higher than national and statewide averages, reports the Utah Food Bank....

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