San Juan County

Two San Juan County children were safely returned home after an AMBER Alert was issued. On Thursday, July 8, 16-month old Bailey Begay and her three-month-old brother Braidin Begay were reported abducted from their home located 15 miles north of Aneth. The children were taken from their residence...
There will be a dramatic increase in property taxes for local homeowners when tax assessments are sent to San Juan County property owners in coming weeks. This will occur, despite the fact that the individual taxing entities will not experience an increase in overall collections. It is part of an...
Every ten years the Utah Legislature is constitutionally required to redraw legislative, congressional, and school board district boundaries to reflect changes in population. To accomplish this, the Legislature formed the bipartisan Utah Legislative Redistricting Committee, to gather input from...
John David Nielson has submitted his resignation as San Juan County Clerk/Auditor. In a letter presented to Commissioners on June 23, Nielson explained, “I feel that it is the right thing to do for myself and for my family as I move on to the next chapter of my life.” Nielson has accepted a job...
The San Juan County Commission approved the certified property tax rate, reluctantly approved a resolution for a tax appeal, and received updates on the Pack Creek fire at their June 15 meeting. The county adopted the Certified Tax Rate for 2021. It is the property tax rate that keeps 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...

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