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UPDATED: 8:30 AM Monticello Elementary, Monticello High School and La Sal School will all be closed due to the weather, students at the schools will have a virtual learning day. With a large winter storm hitting on Sunday and more inclement weather, three San Juan County schools will be on a two-...
With a large winter storm hitting on Sunday and more inclement weather, six San Juan County schools will be on a two-hour delayed start on Monday, January 8. Schools include Montezuma Creek Elementary, Whitehorse High, Monticello Elementary, Monticello High, Navajo Mountain High, and La Sal Schools...
by David Boyle News Director Utah House District 69 representative and Blanding resident Phil Lyman officially announced his bid for Governor on October 30. Rep. Phil Lyman (R) announced his candidacy for governor in a one-minute video ad shared on social media platforms on the afternoon of October...
by David Boyle News Director On Saturday, October 7, around 50 members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, along with support from other residents and environmental groups, held a Spiritual Walk and protest of the White Mesa Mill. At the annual protest of the White Mesa Mill, Ute Mountain Ute Tribal...
A 22-year-old man from Monticello was killed on September 15 in a one-car crash on Highway 191, north of Monticello. Julian Atencio was the sole occupant of a north-bound 2017 Ram pickup, which veered off the road approximately half-way down Peters Hill. After traveling at a high rate of speed...
Two people were killed on September 14 at a head-on collision on Highway 191 near the Needles Overlook road. Photo courtesy Utah DPS
Two people were killed when their vehicles hit head on during the early morning hours of Thursday, September 14, 2023. The crash occurred on Highway 191, just south of the Needles Overlook road, in an area that has been the location of a number of recent fatal crashes. In fact, the area is...
Emergency crews at the site of an airplane crash on September 13 south of the Monticello Airport. Staff photo
A local pilot walked away from the crash of a vintage bi-plane on September 13, approximately one mile south of the Monticello Airport. The plane went down soon after takeoff from the airport at about 11 a.m. A host of emergency response personnel arrived on the scene to assist. The pilot was...
Monticello native Brian Redd was recently named as the new Executive Director of the Utah Department of Corrections.  Courtesy photo
Monticello native Brian Redd was recently named the new executive director of the Utah Department of Corrections. This appointment is subject to the approval of the Utah Senate. The appointment was made on May 4 by Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox. “Brian brings a wealth of experience in management,...
A string of winter storms over the past two weeks has dramatically increased the snowpack in San Juan County, in addition to leaving many smiles, worried travelers, and exhausted road worker. The latest in the string of storms battered the area from January 15 to 17, with more in the forecast....
by Bill Boyle San Juan Record Editor It appears to be a Republican sweep in the 2022 General election in San Juan County. There are still nearly 300 votes to be counted in the tedious process of collecting ballots, verifying signatures, and checking provisional ballots. However, it is very...

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