San Juan County

Members of the Utah Legislative Management Committee unanimously approved support for a deal that would swap over 130,000 acres of state trust lands in San Juan County for federally managed lands in the state at an interim meeting on May 17. With the approval from Utah legislators, the Utah School...
On Thursday, May 12, Canyonlands National Park staff received a report of an abandoned vehicle at Grand View Point in the Island in the Sky district. A search and rescue team of National Park Service and San Juan County personnel was assembled to locate the owner of the vehicle. At approximately 2:...
San Juan County Commission selected Brittney Ivins to act as the acting county attorney through the end of 2022, but the issue isn’t entirely wrapped up in the 7th District Court. Following the March 28 resignation of county attorney Kendal Laws, San Juan County received interest from four county...
San Juan County Commission selected Brittney Ivins to act as the acting county attorney through the end of 2022. Despite making the appointment of one of four county attorney applicants at the special May 11 meeting, there was an indication that the county may still end up in court due to the...
Screenshot from a SITLA DRAFT presented at the May 3 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. Pink squares are SITLA lands that may leave Bears Ears National Monument, green squares are BLM lands that could become SITLA lands
Leadership with the Utah School and Institutional Trust Land Administration (SITLA) appeared before the San Juan County Commission on May 3 to hear input regarding the proposed land swap of 131,000 acres located inside the Bears Ears National Monument.  Members of the public who spoke at the...
Members of the San Juan County Commission approved a raise for Sheriff Deputies in Monticello, sent a letter in support of a Monument Valley Food Bank and approved their CIB priority funding list as part of their May 3 meeting. In addition to discussions around state trust land, and the county...
Update: After the printed San Juan Record deadline San Juan County Commission has called an emergency meeting for Thursday, May 5, to consider appointment of one of the four original applicants. Eight county residents including two applicants for the acting county attorney position have filed a...
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...

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