Life in San Juan
21st annual Bluff Balloon Festival set to take flight
The annual International Bluff Balloon Festival has been a staple in San Juan County for 21 years.
Jan 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 453 453 recommendations | email to a friend
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The long road home
Mimi Toomey watches over her husband Ron, as he drifts in and out of sleep. She looks over the curves of his face, his beard, over every scar and wrinkle. She watches his chest rise and fall. Mimi ...
Jan 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 460 460 recommendations | email to a friend
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The most fascinating understudied place in the world
Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas” played on the radio. The lyrics came on slow with the scalding hot coffee. I sat, staring at the map of Indian Creek I had bought a few months ago that is pinned on...
Jan 02, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 488 488 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artist Joe Pachak puts finishing touches on his seventh-annual winter solstice sculpture
Since October, artist Joe Pachak has been constructing a 25-foot tall coyote sculpture in the center of Bluff. The body is made of cottonwood, willow, and tamarisk and it’s covered with a “fur” of ...
Dec 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 615 615 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monticello Gingerbread Tour winners announced
Bobby Jane Gregory, owner of the Line Camp Steakhouse at Roughlock Resort, is 120 Cello Bucks richer after her impressive creation, “Grandma and Grandpa’s Cabin,” won top honors in the 2018 Montice...
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Monticello shops provide a myriad of unique gift opportunities and ideas
Merchants of Monticello place quality, meaningful gifts in their stores. If you haven’t been out to the local shops lately, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you’ll find.
Dec 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 591 591 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another 60 years at Patio Drive-in
In the early 1950s, A&W opened two franchises. One in Blanding, the other in Monticello. While Monticello’s franchise went bust due to lack of business, Blanding’s was booming, so much so that the ...
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Monticello residents start “Hats for the Homeless” during Sacramento mission
It all started with Monticello resident Jeri Burt’s desire to be of service and help people who are in need. Because of her knitting skills, she began knitting hats for distribution.
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The present moves quickly; the past moves as slow as molasses
About five years ago as I was passing through St. George I had the opportunity to see some family as they lived there at that time.
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Handel’s “Messiah” celebrates 41st anniversary in San Juan County
San Juan County is extremely fortunate, given a rural population, to have a tradition of performing Handel’s “Messiah” every Christmas for over four decades.
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