San Juan County

Crews have been hard at work on a stretch of State Road 211 that was washed out in a August 14 flash flood.  This photo shows a portion of the damage on the road.  Crews reopened the road on September 26. Brett Saunders photo
State Route 211 is reopened after flooding destroyed and closed part of the road in mid-August. State Route 211 connects Highway 191 to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Intense rain storms on August 14 resulted in flash flooding alongside the road. UDOT officials reported that the...
A home in Westwater community with its lights on thanks to new power poles connecting the community to the electric grid. The 30-year effort to electrify Westwater was finished this month and celebrated by parties who helped make it happen at a dinner on September 16.  Photo courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
by David Boyle News Director Members of the Westwater community and officials from half-a-dozen organizations celebrated the arrival of electricity to their community at a dinner at Utah State University’s Blanding campus on September 16. Westwater residents have done without continuous electricity...
by David Boyle News Director Members of the San Juan County Commission talked about sage grouse, tax sales, and visitor services at their latest meeting. At their September 6 meeting, the San Juan County commission accepted an invitation to participate as a cooperating agency with the Bureau of...
credit: San Juan ATV Safari
by David Boyle News Director The 20th Annual ATV Safari starts on Wednesday, September 14, and concludes on Saturday, September 17. The annual Safari starts Wednesday afternoon with riders checking in from Noon to 4:00 pm at the Blanding Visitors Center.  The Wednesday night ride begins at 5:00 pm...
It’s not a job, it’s her way of life. Heidi Redd is a true cowgirl, and that was officially confirmed when she was inducted  as a member of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, TX.  Gary Torres photo
A Real American Cowgirl – Heidi Redd I am on my way to interview Heidi Redd, so I am driving down Indian Creek to the Dugout Ranch listening to the John Denver song, I’d Rather be a Cowboy. Heidi is going to be inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, TX. If I am...
San Juan County Deputy Attorney Alex Goble has been nominated for a Judge position by Utah Governor Spencer  Cox
by David Boyle News Director San Juan County Deputy Attorney Alex Goble has been nominated to serve as a judge in the Sixth District Juvenile Court by Utah Governor Spencer Cox. The Sixth District Juvenile Court serves Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, Wayne, Garfield, and Kane counties. The judicial...
by David Boyle News Director The San Juan County Commission heard concerns from commercial property owners in Bluff, discussed equalization, and heard audit results at their latest meeting. Commercial property owners in Bluff voiced concerns about increases in their valuations at the August 16...
Flash flooding in Dry Valley on August 14 washed out sections of State Route 211, the main road accessing the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. SR 211 will be closed for several weeks while repairs are made.  National Park Service photo
by David Boyle News Director Damages from flash flooding in Dry Valley have closed the main road accessing Canyonlands National Park for at least several weeks. With crews in the early stages of assessment, State Route 211 could be closed for longer. Afternoon flooding on Sunday, August 14 caused...
by David Boyle News Director The San Juan County Commission discussed the county attorneys office, an opioid settlement, and approved a mid-year budget adjustment at their latest meeting.  The San Juan County Attorney’s office is seeking additional help to tackle case loads. During an August 2 work...
Pictured are the 2022 Miss San Juan Royalty. Royalty members are ready for the start of the San Juan County Fair August 1-6. Members of the royalty pictured left to right: 2nd Attendant Olive English, Queen Ellai Black, 1st Attendant Kaitlyn Musselman. Courtesy photo
by Joe Boyle Staff Writer The 2022 rippin’ roarin’ San Juan County Fair has all the fixings to be a week of fun times and memories. The festivities will begin Monday, August 1, and last till Saturday, August 6. The theme for this year’s addition to the long-lasting tradition of the County fair is “...

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