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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...
The San Juan Record and San Juan Chamber of Commerce need your help as they gear up to publish the 2019 version of 101 Ways to Experience San Juan County. The annual visitors guide lists scores of great ways to enjoy the spectacular beauty of San Juan County throughout the summer. The guide is...
Searchers are still hopeful that they will find Anndine Jones, age four of Aneth. Jones wandered away from her home on Thursday, March 14, setting off four days of intensive searching in the area. The home is near McElmo Creek, which is running high after recent storms. The search centered on the...
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake on Monday, March 4 shook San Juan County and shook up a number of residents. The earthquake was recorded at 10:22 a.m. on Monday. The epicenter of the quake is two miles south of Bedrock, CO, near the US Bureau of Reclamation’s Paradox Valley Salinity Control Facility....
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...

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