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by Bill Boyle San Juan Record Editor The high cost for students to participate in school activities – and fee waivers for students from low income families – is the focus of a major initiative by the San Juan School District. The school board is moving closer to approving “spend plans” for all...
Two San Juan County residents are currently being “actively monitored” after returning from areas of China where the coronavirus is actively spreading. Officials state that the two local residents are not infected with the virus, but are being monitored due to their potential exposure to the virus...
On December 20, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service approved the Bears Ears National Monument plans. The newly approved plans for the Indian Creek and Shash Jáa units of the monument provide guidance for the future management of lands and resources that are important to residents...
The Utah State legislature is being asked to contribute to a development effort for the Westwater community west of Blanding. The project could total $2 million, with the legislature asked to contribute $500,000. The contribution will be added to similar $500,000 contributions from the Navajo...
The Blanding City Council discussed a number of issues at their January 28 meeting, including capital projects and economic development. Kara Laws, representing the Blanding Chapter of the San Juan Chamber of Commerce, asked the City Council to set aside some of the city’s capital projects funds to...
A petition to seek the repeal of new planning and zoning regulations in Spanish Valley has been filed with the San Juan County Clerk. More than 30 packets bearing the signatures of San Juan County voters were presented to Clerk John David Nielson on January 23. If Nielson can verify 1,168 of the...
The unemployment rate in San Juan County is estimated at 3.8 percent, according to data recently released by the Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS). This is one of the lowest unemployment rates on record and compares to a 6.0 percent rate in October 2018. Despite the drop in unemployment,...
San Juan County is the focus of marketing efforts that recently won a prestigious award for the Utah Office of Tourism. The Voices of Bears Ears, a four-part video series, earned an Adrian Award for marketing excellence on January 21 from Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (...
Three men from Blanding face a host of first-degree felony charges, including attempted criminal homicide, aggravated murder, after an alleged rampage on January 23 that left three victims in the hospital. The charges state that the alleged crimes are gang affiliated. Deon Tanner Rock, age 27;...
A statewide citizen-led petition drive, including a strong effort in San Juan County, has led to the repeal of a controversial tax reform law.   After opponents of the law submitted petitions with an estimated 152,000 signatures, legislative leaders and Governor Gary Herbert announced on January 23...

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