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THE ROUND-UPTad Barton After a two year break, the San Juan Broncos and Monticello Buckaroos faced off for the 67th time dating back to 1957. After a hard fought game by both teams, the Broncos emerged victorious, defeating their cross county rivals 20-7. On the opening drive of the...
Voters helped pare the list of candidates for the November 7 General election at a primary election on August 15. Republicans participated in an election to select a candidate in the race to replace Congressman Jason Chaffetz, while Blanding residents selected the candidates on the...
THE ROUND-UPby Tad Barton Along with many other changes occurring at San Juan High this fall is the addition of soccer. Roughly 20 girls will make up the first ever soccer team for the Broncos beginning this fall. Like with most things new, having a soccer team at San Juan has come with...
“United We Stand:  Local Voices for Public Lands“ is the theme of this year’s San Juan County Freedom Fest being held Sept. 9 at the San Juan High School (Blanding, Utah) football practice field.  Chairwoman, Kim Henderson, emphasized, “No matter what side of land issues you are on, or...
THE ROUND-UPby Tad Barton A new head coach, a new offensive scheme and only two returning starters have many wondering just what to expect from the San Juan Bronco football team this season. In spite of all the changes, one thing remains the same at San Juan High: the Bronco coaching...
by Kara Laws The foster care program in Blanding once again took center stage at the July 25 meeting of the Blanding City Council. It ended in the creation of a citizen-funded donation account for foster children. Allowing free access to the wellness center for foster children was...
by Kara Laws A request from the foster care system was made to the Blanding City Council on July 11. City Manager Jeremy Redd presented a request to allow free swimming for foster children at the Blanding Wellness Center. The City of Moab allows foster families to swim in their facility...
The San Juan High School class of 1957 held their 60th year class reunion on July 3 and 4.  “Six or seven decades ago, graduating classes were much smaller than they are today,” recalls Gary Guymon.  Gary helped organize the class members for this special class reunion. They took a trip...
By Kara Laws Bears Ears National Monument took center stage again at the June 27 meeting of the Blanding City Council. Blanding residents once again filled the conference room to defend their opinions about the controversial monument after taking to social media to spread the word that...
Once again, it’s that time of year, as Blanding gears up for its annual Independence Day tradition. Thousands are expected to converge for a day of patriotic celebration that will stretch a few days, in both directions, from the main celebration on the Fourth of July. The theme for the...

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