San Juan County

San Juan County Commission opened up applications for out-of-county Utah attorneys to apply for the county attorney position, a legal opinion sought by county administration stated the opinion that the act was illegal. The commission also approved an application for an overnight accommodation...
San Juan County Commissioners signed resolutions, and denied a rezone request for a plot in Spanish Valley at their latest meeting on April 5. Commissioners signed a resolution requesting the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) give priority to funding for a feasibility and environmental...
24-month study forecasting lake levels at Lake Powell courtesy Bureau of Reclamation
Dropping elevations at Lake Powell continue to have impacts in San Juan County with longer-reaching impacts on the area if levels at the lake continue to drop. Access to Lake Powell via Halls Crossing motorized boat launch in San Juan County closed on July 21, 2021, as a result of dropping lake...
The San Juan County Commission approved a resolution asking for the extension of a federal act for victims of radiation, passed a resolution asking for help to build the Oljato-Navajo Mountain road, and passed new bylaws for the planning and zoning commission at their latest meeting. The Commission...
Cecil T. Vijil Jr., age 39 of Aneth, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison after being convicted of assaulting an FBI Special Agent and a San Juan County Sheriff’s Deputy with a dangerous weapon within Indian Country. Vijil was sentenced to an additional twelve months in prison for escaping...
Kendall Laws resignation letter to the county
Kendall Laws has submitted his resignation as San Juan County Attorney. In a letter dated March 8, Laws thanked residents for the opportunity to serve for the past seven years. “It has been mostly a pleasure to work in this capacity,” said Laws. “The County has seen many highs and lows during this...
A total of 16 San Juan County residents had filed as candidates for election to county, school board, and state positions by the time the candidate filing period for the 2022 general elections closed on March 4. Non-partisan elections for the San Juan School District Three and Five seats will be...
The San Juan County Commission signed a contract to create new signs, moved forward on a project to bring water to Westwater, and sent letters of opposition to two Utah state house bills authored by the elected house representative from the area. At their March 1 regular meeting, the commission...
The San Juan County Commission approved the distribution of grants to eleven local businesses, provided public notice of next week’s candidacy filing period, and approved a program designed to stop up sales tax leakage at their latest meeting. At the commission meeting on February 15, Elaine Gizler...
Moab Valley Fire Protection Service receives grant for new fire truck The Permanent Community Impact Board (CIB) approved a $324,000 grant and a $276,000 low-interest loan for Moab Valley Fire Protection Service to purchase a new fire truck. At the February 3 CIB meeting, the board also approved...

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