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by Kenneth Maryboy, Chairman, San Juan County Commission San Juan County has taken a proactive measure by declaring a Public Health State of Emergency. This preventive move is intended to protect vulnerable populations in our community, such as the elderly and persons with underlying health...
Estimates are that nearly one in five San Juan County residents face hunger every day. One quarter of children may not know where their next meal is coming from.  The number of San Juan County residents facing hunger is much higher than national and statewide averages, reports the Utah Food Bank....
The Blanding City Council moved through business quickly at their March 10 meeting. The COVID-19 virus was a topic of discussion at the city meeting. City Manager Jeremy Redd went over some basic recommendations to prevent the spread of disease, including hand washing, avoiding close contact, and...
San Juan County has declared a Public Health State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Officials state that the designation is a preventive move intended to protect vulnerable populations in the community, such as the elderly, and persons with underlying health conditions. The official...
Beginning March 16, schools in the San Juan School District will be under a “soft closure” for the following two weeks as part of a massive public health response to slow the spread of coronavirus. San Juan School District Superintendent Ron Nielson called the action a “school dismissal” but added...
Development efforts have stopped on two oil and gas leases north of Bluff. EOG Resources Inc. notified the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the decision on February 28. The decision comes on the heels of a resolution by the Bluff Town Council in early February to oppose the development of the oil...
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders earned the highest number of votes in a primary election held in San Juan County on March 3. Thousands of San Juan County residents participated in Utah’s first ever Super Tuesday Presidential Primary. The 2,925 votes cast from San Juan County...
A busy month of training and response to fire was discussed at the February 25 meeting of the Blanding City Council.  Blanding City Fire Chief Corey Spillman reported there were four calls in the last month, including one from White Mesa which looks suspiciously like arson. A criminal investigation...
The weather in February suddenly turned dry. What looked to be a wetter-than-average winter in area mountains is turning into an average winter. On an average year, the snowpack in area mountains builds throughout the winter until it peaks in late March. For instance, the snowpack at the Camp...

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