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The Blanding City Council focused on changes to water and sewer impact fees and the electric rate in their meeting on August 13. The council scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed changes to the water and sewer impact fee ordinance and the current...
The Monticello City Council approved designs for new signs that will be built at all three entrances to the city. The signs were designed by Impact Signs of Salt Lake City. rtesy photo
The Monticello City Council discussed a need to hire a new recreation director at length during their meeting August 13 at the Hideout Community Center. Jeremy Avondet, who the city hired two years ago, is resigning from the position on September 13. Much of the conversation centered on simply...
SSG Aaron R. Butler Readiness Center
A massive new headquarters for Special Forces Operations at Camp Williams was dedicated on August 9 in the name of a local special forces soldier who was killed in Afghanistan. The SSG Aaron R. Butler Readiness Center is a 140,123 square foot facility that will house the 19th Special Forces Group...
A host of issues were discussed at the August 6 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. Mark Vlasic, of Landmark Design, discussed the 180-day moratorium that has been placed on commercial development along Highway 191 in Spanish Valley. Landmark Design, which was hired by San Juan County more...
Three people were killed in a two-car crash on Highway 191 at approximately 4:15 p.m. on August 3. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a Ford F-150 was traveling southbound at mile marker 93, 23 miles north of Monticello, when it veered into the northbound lane. It hit a Ford Expedition which was...
Nearly two years after Staff Sergeant Aaron Butler was killed while battling Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan, the Utah National Guard will dedicate a new training facility named in his honor on Friday, August 9. The new $37-million-dollar, 140,000-square- foot readiness facility is located at...
The Blanding City Council met on July 23 to discuss the city electric rate study, economic development, and ongoing projects.  Council members examined the electric rate study at length. City Manager Jeremy Redd explained, “The idea behind the rate design is to identify the cost of serving a...
Find out more about the candidates for Monticello City Council here:Ammon BoswellNathan ChamberlainScott ChristensenMary CokenourJohnathon EnglishKim HendersonRon Skinner
The Blanding City Council approved two contracts for road improvements at their July 9 meeting last week. There was quite a bit of discussion on the difference between the high-density mineral bond and the chip seal coat used to preserve asphalt streets. The council awarded a $133,200 contract to...
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...

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