San Juan County

By David Boyle News Director A proposal to create additional wilderness in the county was the subject of disagreement at a recent meeting of the San Juan County Commission. America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act, a bill proposed before Congress and supported by environmental advocacy groups, would re...
The Utah Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a Seventh District Court ruling on the residency of San Juan County Commissioner Willie Grayeyes. While the September 30 ruling did not directly address the residency question, it effectively retains the finding of Judge Don Torgerson that Grayeyes...
It was a strange water year in San Juan County, with months of deepening drought and three glorious months of rain. The overall result for the water year, which wrapped up on September 30, was remarkably close in some areas to the precipitation amounts for a normal water year. For the water year,...
San Juan County Commissioners have approved a letter of support to build an indoor rodeo and events arena in Monticello. They discussed the project at their September 21 meeting. Commissioners Bruce Adams and Commissioner Willie Grayeyes voted 2-0 to approve the letter of support. Commissioner...
The San Juan County Commission passed a resolution directing county staff to create a law enforcement agreement between San Juan County and the Navajo Nation. While the agreement was discussed at the regular meeting of the commission on Tuesday, September 7, the item was ultimately passed in a...
“I ask myself what should I do about San Juan County? I can’t go east; I can’t go south. I’ve got to either go west or I’ve got to go north.” This question regarding state and federal district boundaries posed by former Utah State Senate President Lyle Hillyard will ultimately be decided by the...
The Utah Independent Redistricting Commission will hold a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday, September 3 at the Hideout Community Center in Monticello. The Utah Independent Redistricting Commission (UIRC), is tasked with creating maps for congressional, state senate, state house, and...
Voting district boundaries are redrawn every ten years as government agencies look at populations to make sure districts are equally represented in legislative bodies. This can include the United States House of Representatives, the Utah State Legislature, and even the San Juan County Commission....
The population of San Juan County fell by 1.5 percent over the past 10 years, according to information recently released by the 2020 US Census. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census is conducted in an attempt to count every resident in the United States. The data collected is used to determine...
Elaine Gizler is the new director of Economic Development and Visitor Services for San Juan County. Gizler, who will begin work on August 23, is a familiar face in southeast Utah as she has served in similar positions in Grand County and the Moab Area Travel Council for the past six years. Gizler...

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