News Roundup
Commission sets new school board boundaries
The San Juan County Commission has approved a new map of voting districts for the San Juan School District. The plan will now be presented to Federal Judge Robert Shelby, who ordered the county to ...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislation addresses entrenched public land issues
Additional environmental protection to public lands in Eastern Utah is almost certainly on its way. How much land is to be protected and at what level? That is yet to be determined.
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Monticello City Council terminates contract of 30-year Chief of Police
Kent Adair was terminated as Monticello Police Chief after a two-hour executive session of the Monticello City Council on January 12. The Council voted unanimously to “un-appoint” Adair, with a sev...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Shopko Hometown set to open
A new Shopko Hometown store, at 860 South Main Street in Blanding, will celebrate a grand opening on February 12. Shopko Hometown is in the building previously occupied by Alco. The Alco store clos...
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Busy new year for Blanding Council
The Blanding City Council features two new members, and the group hit the ground running at the first meeting of the new council on January 12.
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Tough tasks for Monticello City Council
It was a solemn Monticello City Council meeting on January 12. The issues regarding Police Chief Kent Adair are published elsewhere, so I will report on the remainder of the meeting.
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Large snow storms close schools, block area roads
A series of winter storms slammed San Juan County over the past week. The result is closed schools, treacherous driving conditions, overworked road and shoveling crews, and smiles for those concern...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wind park lawsuit filed
A lawsuit has been filed against San Juan County by a group of property owners who oppose the Latigo Wind Park. Members of the Northern Monticello Alliance (NMA) own property within an 80-acre parc...
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Two Sheriff employees punished for 911 call
One employee of the San Juan County Sheriff’s office has been demoted and another may be fired for their role in a botched 911 call on December 4.
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Lower property values, increased expenses puts 2016 county budget $741,300 out-of-balance
The San Juan County Commission has approved a 2016 budget in which expenditures exceed revenues by $741,300. In addition to making attempts to keep the 2016 expenditures in check, the county will r...
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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