San Juan County

San Juan County and the Navajo Department of Transportation (NDOT) have come to an agreement about the maintenance of a handful of roads used as school bus routes in the southern portion of the county. An agreement between the two entities was signed on February 24 at a ceremony at Teec Nos Pos, AZ...
Planning and zoning issues in Bluff and Spanish Valley, two of the fastest-changing areas of San Juan County, dominated discussion at the February 18 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. A petition signed by 79 Bluff residents and/or property owners asked the Commission to terminate the...
The unemployment rate in San Juan County is estimated at 3.8 percent, according to data recently released by the Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS). This is one of the lowest unemployment rates on record and compares to a 6.0 percent rate in October 2018. Despite the drop in unemployment,...
Navajo Mountain was the location of the January 21 meeting of the San Juan County Commission.  It was the first such meeting in the isolated community, which is 200 miles from the San Juan County Courthouse in Monticello. After being welcomed by Navajo Mountain Chapter President Hank Stevens, the...
Kelly Pehrson is the new interim manager of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF). Pehrson was appointed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert on January 14. Commissioner Kerry Gibson stepped down from his position at the head of the department and announced that he was running for Congress...
March 3 is the day that Utahns will participate in the Super Tuesday Primary election in the race for President of the United States. San Juan County Clerk John David Nielson has sent letters to the 2,564 voters in the county who are not affiliated with a specific party, informing them how they can...
Amber Johnson, Acting Field Manager for the Monticello office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), provided a lengthy update to the San Juan County Commission on January 7 about local activities of the federal land agency. The report included a discussion of the anticipated Record of Decision on...
San Juan County Commissioners approved a 2020 budget at the last Commission meeting of the year on December 17. The 2020 budget accounts for a tax increase in three separate funds controlled by the county. An actual tax increase will not be addressed until June.  The tax increase would be due from...
Nearly 80 county residents crowded the San Juan County Commission Chambers on December 4 for a Truth in Taxation hearing regarding proposed property tax increases. San Juan County Commissioners are poised to consider the increases when they finalize the 2020 county budget before the end of December...

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