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The Monticello City Council reduced property taxes by nearly .3 percent for fiscal year 2020 during their meeting at the Hideout Community Center on June 18. The move comes as a result of city growth and is expected to generate approximately $270,000 of revenue. The state-certified rate, of .002661...
In Monticello, seven residents will seek the three open spots on the Monticello City Council. They include incumbent Nathan Chamberlain along with Ron Skinner, Mary Cokenour, Kim Henderson, Ammon Boswell, Scott Christensen, and Jonathon English. The two incumbents not seeking reelection are Blaine...
Funeral services for Anndine “Cookie” Jones, a four-year-old child from Aneth, are scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m. at the Cahone Mesa Church of God. The Navajo Division of Public Safety reports that the body of Jones was discovered along McElmo Creek on April 3, more than three weeks...
The case is finally closed two years after a gate was closed on a corral on Lime Ridge in San Juan County. Mark Franklin, age 63 of Durango, CO, pled no contest before Seventh District Judge Don Torgerson on April 1 to misdemeanor charges of trespassing on trust lands and criminal mischief. A...
The City of Blanding is considering a change that may significantly alter the way that water rates are determined. At the March 26 meeting of the Blanding City Council, Economic Development Director Pratt Redd led a discussion about water rates in Blanding with the question, “How do we brace the...
by Rhett Sifford Staff writer It has been 19 months since SSG Aaron Butler was killed while battling Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan.  This summer, former teammates will honor the Monticello Special Forces soldier with a trail run bearing his name in Eagle, ID. The Inaugural SSG Aaron Butler...
One woman was seriously injured, and her unborn child killed, in a two-car crash at the intersection of Highway 191 and the Needles Overlook road at milepost 93 on March 21. A 2013 Hundai Sonata driven by Lydia Compton, age 28 of Rockland Ranch, was hit by an oncoming FedEx truck when she pulled...
A multi-year planning process to develop ordinances in Spanish Valley has been put on hold – at least for the short term – after a series of public hearings at the San Juan County Commission meeting on March 19. Several residents of Pack Creek, a small enclave of approximately 40 properties...
Representative John Curtis (R-UT) will head two townhall meetings in San Juan County this week as part of a swing through the southern portion of the third Congressional District. The meetings in San Juan County will be held in Bluff and Mexican Water. They will be the first such meetings in memory...
One woman was killed and three others were injured in a two-car crash on March 14 on Highway 191 at the top of Peter’s Hill, north of Monticello. After all four occupants were transported to San Juan Hospital in Monticello, Christine A Sours, age 69 of Grand Junction, CO, was flown to St. Mary’s...

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