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Adriana Johnson, a seventh grade student at Albert R. Lyman Middle School in Blanding, finished second in the 2018 SESC Regional Spelling Bee at Green River High School on March 8. The SESC Regional Spelling Bee is a local competition of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The winner of...
THE ROUND-UPby Tad Barton Whether at a track meet, a soccer game, golf, baseball, softball, or even volleyball, the San Juan Broncos were busy competing across the state of Utah. The boys and girls track teams traveled to Manti, UT to take part in the Temple View Qualifier with the...
by Kara Laws Conflicts in the Blanding Special Events Policy were discussed at the March 27 meeting of the Blanding City Council. The policy was adopted by in October, 2016. Councilwoman Cheryl Bowers requested that the topic be addressed. The policy outlines how city parks and...
by Kara Laws Crime appears to be up in Blanding, and the Blanding Police Department is struggling to meet the demand. Details were discussed at the Blanding City Council meeting on March 13. Police Chief Jason Torgerson reported the department statistics for the month. He stated that...
The 1981-82 volleyball team at Southern Utah University will be inducted into the Southern Utah Athletic Hall of Fame on February 23. The team includes Suze Slavens Mitchell and Gloria Grover, Blanding natives who played collegiate volleyball together after graduating from San Juan High...
THE ROUND-UPby Tad Barton San Juan Bronco Grange Simpson finished off his high school wrestling career with an almost storybook ending. After winning the 3A Division B 170 lb Championship last week, Simpson worked his way to the title match of the Utah High School Activities Association...
by Kara Laws On the morning of Wednesday, January 24, an explosion took place in the home of James Kensley in Blanding. The explosion happened when Kensley, who was on oxygen, lit a cigarette. The concentration was higher than usual, and the oxygen caught fire. When James’s son, Michael...
by Nan Barton The world premiere of Me and the Krinkles was a terrific success. The show was performed to rave reviews on January 22-24 at San Juan High School by an ensemble cast of ARL Middle School students. In the words of Kristi Redd, “It was seriously awesome! So funny, great...
by Kara Laws In the first Blanding City Council meeting of 2018 on January 9, newly elected city council members joined the remaining council members for the first time. Taking the oath of office after the recent election are Mayor Joe B. Lyman and council members Cheryl Bowers, Robert...
Eva Perkins and Ashley Berrett, students at San Juan High School, have written a musical that will make its world premier next week in Blanding. “Me and the Krinkles” is based on the book “Me and the Weirdos” by Jane Sutton. Sutton has worked with Perkins and Berrett and will attend the...

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