San Juan County

by Bill Boyle On June 12, a motion was filed asking Federal Judge Robert Shelby to reopen the original voting rights case because of allegations that San Juan County and County Clerk John David Nielson had failed to implement Shelby’s orders regarding the new voting districts. The...
Willie Grayeyes and Terry Whitehat recently filed an action against Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox, San Juan County Clerk John David Nielsen, San Juan County Attorney Kendall Laws, San Juan County Sheriff’s Deputy Colby Turk, and county resident Wendy Black. The basis of the...
The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) has been ordered to pay the court costs for filing a lawsuit against the San Juan County Commission. Seventh District Judge Lyle R. Anderson ruled that SUWA violated “Rule 11” by filing the action, which argued that meetings between San Juan...
By SOFIA BOSCH & TERRY NGUYENSJR/USC interns As San Juan County prepares for its first election since federal redistricting, some residents will head to the polls and cast their votes in an unfamiliar district and for unfamiliar candidates. Despite the primaries being a month away...
By SOFIA BOSCHSJR/USC intern At the crux of the debate surrounding the San Juan County redistricting is the loaded term gerrymandering. The word “gerrymandering” comes from an instance in Massachusetts in 1812 in which Governor Elbridge Gerry produced irregular, salamander-shaped...
By Jordan Winterswith contributions from the USC Rural Reporting Team In San Juan County, one person’s fairness is another person’s injustice. Perhaps nothing has underscored the debate on political fairness more than residents’ reactions to the redistricted voting boundaries. After...
By TERRY NGUYENSJR/USC intern Twelve candidates have filed their intent to run for school board in a special circumstance election that opens up five board member seats, compared to the usual two to three. However, many residents — and even some school board candidates — have expressed...
By Jordan WintersSJR/USC intern A variety of characters were among the 50 or so passengers on the plane to Grand Junction. There were young solo adventurers and bubbly older couples whom I helped with luggage. But when I finally got settled in, I came to the realization that I was the...
By Dan Toomey & Tommy BrooksbankSJR/USC interns Aside from covering our everyday news beat for the Record, as student journalists, we also came to San Juan County to ask residents about their honest opinions of the news media: “I’m going to be nice… no, I’m not going to be nice.”...
By Rachel ParsonsContributing reporters: Dan Toomey and Jordan Winters There are many disagreements in San Juan County — political and social, cultural and ethnic, industrial and environmental. The fight over the boundary of Bears Ears National Monument is emblematic of these disputes....

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