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Amber Johnson, Acting Field Manager for the Monticello office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), provided a lengthy update to the San Juan County Commission on January 7 about local activities of the federal land agency. The report included a discussion of the anticipated Record of Decision on...
We use a new measure this year as we look back on 2019 to determine the biggest stories of the year. Instead of using our in-house judgement to determine the biggest stories of the year, we decided to look at simply how many views each story received at the San Juan Record website at sjrnews.com....
You probably don’t think about Tuberculosis all that often. You probably don’t think about San Juan County all that often either.  Out of site is out of mind, so they say.   I never thought much about San Juan County until I brought my family here a few years ago.  Even for a guy who  grew up in...
A total of 24 handmade ornaments made their way from Montezuma Creek to the White House this winter as part of the America Celebrates display, as first reported by Kate Groetzinger of KUER.   The display includes the towering National Christmas Tree and 56 smaller trees representing every U.S....
On December 12, Utah lawmakers met in a special session to address SB-2001, a sweeping tax reform bill that decreases state income tax while increasing the tax on food, fuel, and services.  Officials state that tax reform is needed at the state level to re-balance the education, general, and...
San Juan County Commissioners approved a 2020 budget at the last Commission meeting of the year on December 17. The 2020 budget accounts for a tax increase in three separate funds controlled by the county. An actual tax increase will not be addressed until June.  The tax increase would be due from...
A group of San Juan County residents from Spanish Valley are initiating a petition process that could put a controversial action by the San Juan County Commission on the ballot. A petition carrying seven signatures was presented to San Juan County Clerk John David Nielson in November. On December 3...
The Blanding City Council spent much of their December 10 meeting discussing a water rate study and forecast model. The study is complex and took more than a year to complete, but it’s already being hailed by state officials as forward thinking.  State officials caught wind of the study after...
Nearly 80 county residents crowded the San Juan County Commission Chambers on December 4 for a Truth in Taxation hearing regarding proposed property tax increases. San Juan County Commissioners are poised to consider the increases when they finalize the 2020 county budget before the end of December...
A report that a White House task force has recommended the increased purchase of domestic uranium has brought renewed hope to the White Mesa Mill in Blanding, the only federally licensed uranium mill in the United States. The possibility of orders from President Donald Trump to help revive the...

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