San Juan County

Cecil Vijil Jr., of Aneth, is in custody and faces a host of charges after gunshots were fired at law enforcement officials on April 30. The charges include assault on a federal officer and discharge of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. The potential penalty for the assault...
Unseasonably warm temperatures marked much of the month of April in San Juan County, with an early arrive of spring-like weather.  The month closed with near-record high temperatures. While the warm weather melted much of the snow pack in area mountains, area reservoirs are filling but at a much...
Just over 18 percent of San Juan County residents have responded to the 2020 Census to date, leading to concern that the every-ten-year effort to count residents has run into a series of serious road blocks. The response rate varies significantly in the county, with less than one percent of Navajo...
As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into seven weeks of social isolation, business restrictions, and health fears, there are continuing challenges that remain in San Juan County, particularly in the southern portion of the county. In addition to the public health order for all county...
San Juan County will not participate in travel planning efforts in Bears Ears National Monument. With a 2-1 vote at the April 21 Commission meeting, Commissioners rejected a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the county and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the effort....
The number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in San Juan County is expected to grow in coming days as the results of a mobile testing unit continue to roll in. The virus has infected residents of most communities in the county, including Blanding, Bluff, Montezuma Creek, Monument Valley, and Navajo...
San Juan County does not plan to implement a significant increase in property tax rates at the current time. The decision was discussed at the April 7 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. A potential rate hike had been discussed during Truth in Taxation hearings in December. The Commission...
Law enforcement vehicles in Monument Valley as part of a recent "Click It or Ticket" campaign
While many San Juan County businesses face difficulty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and others are out of work or school, law enforcement agencies county-wide continue to serve and protect. Though they take steps to abide by social distancing recommendations issued by the state, they continue to...
The pandemic triggered by the COVID-19 virus is changing our lives in significant ways, even in our beautiful corner of the globe. The San Juan Record is committed to helping you as we deal with these unprecedented changes. Whatever happens, whenever it happens, we will be there. Without missing a...
By now, you have most likely received a postcard or letter in your mailbox inviting you to participate in the 2020 Census. Set forth as an effort to count everyone in the U.S., the data collected as part of the census impacts everyone who is, or is not, counted. Before your mailer filters to the...

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