Out of the Blues
Honoring Kigalia
Sometime in the year 1801, a baby boy was born near a babbling spring just north of two massive mounds of earth. The mounds appeared to have been snipped off by some unseen and careless deity, not ...
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Investigation shows: Like father, like son
On a bright and cold December day in 1997, a man driving near Ucolo spotted a teddy bear in the road.  Stopping the pickup to retrieve the toy for his children, the man immediately noticed somethin...
Feb 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 654 654 recommendations | email to a friend
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Family Looking Up podcast, the product of three local residents, begins this week
There’s a new podcast out about motherhood featuring three residents of San Juan County. Despite the local connection, here’s the real reason it grabbed my attention.
Nov 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 559 559 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two men of few words
Sometime during his junior year at Monticello High School, Chase Randall completed an assignment in Judy Barton’s class that would change the course of his life.  
Jul 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 860 860 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos for SJC’s first female deputy
There have been many history-making moments in San Juan County this year, windmills and monuments among them. However, one wonderful piece of history may have quietly slipped by.  
Jan 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 575 575 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top chef has local roots
It’s fair to say that one of Monticello’s most venerable eating establishments is Wagon Wheel Pizza. The perfect thickness of crust, tomato sauce with just the right balance of acidic savoriness an...
Nov 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 677 677 recommendations | email to a friend
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One thing is for sure: Teag is tough!
Sometimes success is just surviving every day. Especially when you are a mother.  But maybe most especially when you are the mother of a little boy fighting for his life.  
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County Fair runs on volunteers, passion
In the past week, the San Juan Record featured a full-page ad of all the fair activities. This week, we get to see a bit of its inner workings. Just what makes it go and who does the winding of the...
Aug 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 739 739 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tracey Tabet builds a career seeking justice for children
Imagine your child comes to you with a horrible story of sexual abuse.  Amidst the pain of sadness and the horror of these circumstances, what do you do? To whom do you turn for help?  How does jus...
Jul 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 767 767 recommendations | email to a friend
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From southeast Utah to West Point
In the Spring of 1994, Chris Morrell was a graduate of Monticello High School, and like most seniors in high school, eager to get out of the little town he’d always called home.
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 753 753 recommendations | email to a friend
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