San Juan County

A simple unattended campfire on June 9 has grown into a massive wildfire on the northern and western flanks of the La Sal Mountains. By June 15, the Pack Creek Fire had burned more than 8,435 acres, destroyed a number of homes, and threatened dozens more. A small army of more than 425 fire-...
A dramatic increase in home prices triggered an across-the-board increase in property tax values for homes in San Juan County. Even though, in theory, the adjustments are supposed to have a corresponding decrease in tax rates, it appears as if homeowners in San Juan County will have a sizeable...
As part of a June 1 work meeting, the San Juan County Commission received a report on the American Rescue Plan Act and the anticipated $2.9 million the county will receive from the federal government. San Juan County Administrator Mack McDonald reports the county stands to receive $2,973,400 from...
The San Juan County Commission discussed professional evaluation of census data related to elections, illegal dumping in the county, an upgrade to the public safety building, and a Spanish Valley flood study at their May 18 meeting. The commission discussed and approved the hiring of Bill Cooper...
The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced they are awarding 7.6 million in matching grants for 99 outdoor recreation infrastructure projects. Three organizations in San Juan County received funds through the matching grant program in 2021, with the largest portion going to the...
by David Boyle News Director The San Juan County Commission discussed prioritization for Community Impact Board (CIB) funding, recreation funding through PILT and approved appointments to a newly formed Committee to address homelessness at their May 4 meeting. At the meeting, the commission...
Spring brings warmer conditions, along with road projects as well as plans for future projects. Work is underway on SR-211, the highway that connects US 191 to Indian Creek, the Dugout Ranch and Canyonlands National Park.  The project will smooth out rough spots and fix rough edges on the road, in...
The San Juan County Commission requested federal support for cancer screening of mills tailings victims, approved a Spanish Valley transportation plan, and focused on wildfire preparations on April 20. The Commission also heard an update on wildfire conditions from the Utah Division of Forestry,...
Appointments to a board in Spanish Valley, a regional transportation plan, and roads from La Sal to Navajo Mountain were all part of the San Juan County Commission on April 6. The commission finalized appointments to the Spanish Valley Special Service District (SVSSD). Openings on county boards are...
Representative John Curtis will be visiting San Juan County next week. Curtis, a Republican from Provo, represents Utah’s 3rd Congressional District in the US House of Representatives. Curtis will be meeting with local elected officials and holding a town hall meeting in Monticello on Tuesday,...

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