San Juan County

The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in the past week regarding political gerrymandering. In brief, the court ruled that the judicial system should not be the entity that draws the boundaries of political subdivisions. The majority opinion is that the Constitution set up a process in...
Seventh District Judge Don M. Torgerson has ruled that Blanding resident Kelly Laws will not be required to pay more than a quarter million dollars in fees to the attorneys who represented Commissioner Willie Grayeyes in a residency case. Lead Attorneys Steven Boos and Eric Swenson sought $271,271...
The Utah State Records Committee has stated that communication between San Juan County Commissioners and private attorney Steven Boos may be public record. The state organization ordered on June 13 that the communication be provided to San Juan County Attorney Kendall Laws. Laws will determine if...
‘Mark Vlasic of Landmark Design visited with the San Juan County Commission on June 18 about the six-month moratorium on commercial building along Highway 191 in Spanish Valley. Landmark Design has contracted with the county to help develop a master plan for Spanish Valley. Preliminary plans have...
The value of properties in San Juan County grew by more than $30 million in the past year, according to figures recently released by San Juan County Assessor Greg Adams. In total, the value of properties in 2019 is $861,207,844. In 2018, the property value was $829,655,636. The $31,552,208 increase...
The San Juan County Commission worked through a full agenda in record time at their June 4 meeting. There is growing concern about the maintenance of roads on the Navajo Reservation in San Juan County. In recent years, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Navajo Department of Transportation (...
It may not feel quite like summer yet, but as of this week the San Juan County Library summer program is in full swing. Library director Pat Smith said the kids really look forward to it every year, and it’s a great way to keep them reading while school is out. She said the fun activities and cool...
School is out, and while the weather is still fighting its way out of a wet winter, summer is about to begin! The San Juan Record is delighted to release the sixth annual 101 Ways to Experience San Juan County. The 64-page magazine is included in this week’s issue of the San Juan Record and is...
Two centuries-old Spanish coins found near Lake Powell last September are authentic, but were determined to be a part of a modern coin collection. That’s according to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area spokeswoman Mary Plumb. It’s unclear if the coins were accidentally or intentionally dropped by...
San Juan County Commissioners met for four hours on May 21 with a full agenda and 95 pages of supporting documents. The meeting proceeded slowly but smoothly, for the most part. As has been the case in recent months, the public comment portion of the meeting was an indication of the turmoil felt by...

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