Blanding

Profiles of the candidates for Blanding City Council, 2021 General Election:Shawn BegayCheryl BowersErik GroverColby MonsonPaul MurdockKellen Nielson
Electricity is on its way to Westwater and drinking water may follow. A host of state, tribal, religious, and local officials visited the Westwater community on September 22 to investigate a proposed project to bring water to the 29 homes immediately west of Blanding. The group, which included...
A 12-year-old girl from Blanding is in a Salt Lake City hospital after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident north of Blanding. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Department reports the girl was hit by a vehicle on Blue Mountain Road on Thursday, September 16 at around 8 p.m.  The girl...
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...

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