Blanding

When we were kids, my older brother, Tom, and I snagged snakes out of water meter holes in Hutchinson, KS where we lived. We mostly let them go, but on one of our adventures, unbeknownst to our mother, we planned to take home two for pets. Tom lifted the cover, and we dropped onto our bellies to...
After a lengthy discussion and input from legal counsel and health officials, the Blanding City Council voted 3-2 to cancel the 2020 Independence Day events sponsored by the city. Councilmembers Logan Monson and Cheryl Bowers voted against the measure. Much discussion centered around the...
Last Saturday, Ted, Oggie, and I drove to Blue Notch, the clay saddle between two massive red rock formations north of the Happy Jack mine in Red Canyon, hoping to photograph desert wildflowers. The prince’s plumes bloomed along with a few fishhook cacti, primroses, and, surprisingly, tamarisk,...
In one of the most unexpected conclusions to a school year ever, area students are set to receive diplomas this week from the five San Juan School District high schools. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in at-home education during the entire fourth quarter of the school year. While the hundreds...
The possibility of holding popular summer activities dominated the May 12 meeting of the Blanding City Council, including opening the pool, running baseball and softball seasons, and holding events for the Independence Day holiday. Safely opening the pool is a chief concern. When the meeting was...
San Juan County Commission, District 1 Cheryl BowersBruce AdamsSan Juan County RecorderCindi HolyoakDavid CarpenterSan Juan County AssessorLogan BoydRick MeyerRepublican candidates for Utah GovernorSpencer CoxGreg HughesJon Huntsman, Jr.Thomas WrightCandidates for Utah Attorney GeneralDavid...
Five San Juan High School student athletes earned Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Academic All-state honors for the COVID-19-shortened 2020 spring sports season. Staten Perkins was named to the Academic All-state tennis team, Madison Palmer and Delaney Palmer were honored in...
Despite a strong winter, some of the pinyons in Westwater have died with brown needles hanging on the branches or piled beneath. Those trees will become nurslings – sometimes to baby flickers whose parents have drilled holes into the dead wood – sometimes to other plants as the branches and trunks...
Due to the worldwide reset commonly referred to as COVID-19, Grange, our 20-year-old son, has returned to Bluff after a two-year stint at the University of Utah. Grange was just finishing his sophomore year in the Honors College at the “U” when the crisis struck. While he is sure to complete the...

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