Blanding

Julie and Calvin Black of Blanding.  Calvin was named the 2024 Citizen of the Year by the Blanding City Council.  They will be the grand marshals of the annual Independence Day Parade on July 4.  Courtesy photo
Blanding City proudly announces Calvin Black as the recipient of the 2024 Outstanding Citizen of the Year award. The honor recognizes Calvin’s unwavering dedication and service to his community. In every community, there are individuals whose selfless actions and dedication quietly weave the fabric...
by David Boyle News Director Blanding City Council members approved a 10-acre annexation, discussed the triangle intersection and received word on two new businesses in the city at their latest meeting. The council approved an annexation of 10 acres owned by Utah Navajo Health System (UNHS) into...
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Chezney Ivins (left) was named Little Miss Blanding after a pageant on June 29. She is joined by (left to right) 1st Attendant Emri Black, 2nd Attendant Danika Ben, and 3rd Attendant Harper Lacy. Nine local girls competed in the second annual competition. Ivins replaces the 2023 Little Miss...
Soldiers carry the colors during the Blanding Fourth of July celebration in 2022. Ted Palmer photo
Blanding plans a wide variety of their annual Independence Day activities, covering more than a week of celebrations, fun, and more “It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to another” wrote...
by David Boyle News Director Blanding city council members adopted an updated fee schedule, held a hearing for annexation of a UNHS property and once again discussed a splash pad at their June 11 meeting. Members of the Blanding City Council held a public hearing for a request from Utah Navajo...
Qwana McCook, 30 of White Mesa was sentenced on May 29, to 15 years’ imprisonment, five years supervised release and ordered by the court to pay $250,000 in restitution. The sentence, imposed by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Robert J. Shelby, comes after McCook admitted to stealing a truck from a...
Dry wash
By LaVerne Tate & Janet Wilcox     Many of you will remember the water crisis Blanding faced in the spring of 1990.  That winter had no significant winter snowstorms and very little runoff came into the Starvation Reservoir or Dry Wash Reservoir. In May the City of Blanding hired John Black to...
by David Boyle News Director Blanding City Council members discussed the planning and zoning committee, a splash pad and re-opened the skate park at their latest meeting. At the May 21 meeting members of the Blanding City Council held a discussion about possibly extending voting privileges to city...
35-year-old Blanding man Charles Youngkuom Yoo now faces additional charges in the case of the murder of his two roommates William Bull and Christopher Owens in March. While Yoo had previously been charged with two counts of aggravated murder, and obstruction of justice. Yoo has now also been...
Summa Cum Laude honoree Synessa Atcitty
San Juan High Class of 2024 Graduation is scheduled for Thursday, May 23 at 5:00 pm

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