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Blanding resident Betty Lou Workman, the mother of fallen Navy Seal Jason Workman, attended the recent State of the Union address on February 5 in the United States Capitol. Workman, one of two Gold Star family members from Utah, was invited to attend the State of the Union address as the guest of...
by Rhett Sifford, Staff writer Frontier telephone and internet customers in La Sal, Monticello, Blanding, and Bluff lost service for more than 24 hours on July 17 and 18. The loss of service impacted just about everyone in San Juan County and resulted in a significant loss of commerce...
Information is sought on the murder of Antonio Montowine on April 14 south of Bluff. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect. Montowine, age 31 of Santa Fe, NM, was shot and killed by an unknown...
A San Juan County man was killed on July 5 when he struck a deer on his motorcycle while traveling on US Highway 191 just south of Monticello. Rodney Workman, age 66 of Blanding, hit the deer while traveling southbound approximately two miles south of Monticello.  The area of the crash...
With the days ticking down on the presidency of Barack Obama, anxiety is building in San Juan County over the possible designation of the Bears Ears National Monument. Rumors are flying over the designation, which could result in a new national monument as large as 1.9 million acres....
Rye Town Park and the Oakland Beach area could soon see an extensive overhaul. The Rye Town Park Commission, which sets policy at the park, will mull over proposals from six applicants intent on taking over operations of the park after a recent solicitation for qualifications of potential...
Rye is preparing to update its master plan for the first time in more than 30 years, and has created a committee to discuss the issues currently facing the city. Although a revised plan has been talked about by multiple city administrations, Rye seems finally ready to initiate the process. The...
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Avon Products, a company that has been based in New York for the past 130 years, has decided to cut 2,500 jobs and close almost all of its locations in the United States. Avon’s office in the city of Rye, however, was one of only two domestic locations that have been spared. The company announced...
After nearly a year of discussion, the village of Tuckahoe Board of Trustees has passed a law that will prohibit fast food restaurants from opening up shop in the village. The controversy over these types of restaurants began in July 2015 when Subway applied for a permit to open a storefront at 73...
In March, a piece of history will vanish from Rye’s Purchase Street as T.D.’s Smoke Shop waits forlornly for its eviction. On Jan. 27, the longtime owners of the smoke shop, Peggy and Tony D’Onofrio, were greeted in the morning, not by their usual slew of customers, but with news from the landlord...

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