Blanding

Blanding residents narrowed a race for a Blanding City Council seat from three candidates to two with a primary election held on August 11. Colby Monson and Kellen Nielson will face off for the two-year seat during November’s general election. San Juan County administered the election which...
Bridge Evaluation Underway for Main Route to Lake Powell from Eastern Utah. The Cottonwood Wash Bridge is closed until further notice on Highway 95, about nine miles west of Blanding. Structural engineers from the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will inspect the bridge today to determine...
An update on the Blanding Wellness Center fire suppression sprinkler system, preserving a historic building, and plans to possibly increase city involvement in a nuclear power plant were all items of discussion at the July 27 meeting of the Blanding City Council. Several months ago, City Manager...
A primary election for a Blanding City Council seat will be held on August 10. Blanding residents Robert Lyman, Colby Monson, and Kellen Nielson are all candidates for the two-year seat. The race will be narrowed down to two after the primary. Blanding has contracted with San Juan County to...
After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the City of Blanding will host one of the best small-town Independence Day celebrations. “The Price of Freedom” is the 2021 theme and the celebration will acknowledge the 28 local residents who were killed in action in defense of the United States...
The Blanding City Council adopted firework restrictions and received reports from San Juan Counseling and the Utah State University Wellbeing survey at their June 22 meeting. The council adopted firework restrictions ahead of the city Independence Day celebration and the city firework show,...
Political and religious booths at the Fourth of July celebration in Blanding, a guided outfitter renting space in the visitor center, and an occupancy issue at the Blanding Wellness Center were all part of the Blanding City Council meeting on June 8. City Manager David Johnson reports that he and...
The Blanding City Council approved a flashing sign for safe pedestrian crossing and received reports about elections and the city airport at their May 25 meeting. At the previous council meeting Councilmember KD Perkins asked the city to address the safety of pedestrian crossing at Center Street...
The Blanding City Council discussed their upcoming budget, safe street crossing for children, and the agreement to bring power to Westwater at the May 11 meeting of the city council. As part of their meeting, the Blanding City Council discussed safety at the crossing of Center Street and 100 West....
Members of the White Mesa community celebrated the installation of new playground equipment on May 11. The equipment is just one way that the tribe is supporting residents in the community, according to Council Member Malcolm Lehi, who represents White Mesa. “[White Mesa Administration] is here and...

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