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“Operation Save the Koalas/Australia” began early in January of this year after some heartbroken fourth-graders had a conversation on the playground at recess.  They had just heard about the devastating wildfires in Australia and the huge loss of Koalas. They decided instead of just feeling sad,...
Following a week with the San Juan High School basketball teams losing five of six games, both the girls and boys bounced back with back-to-back wins to close out the regular season and build momentum headed into the 2A state tournament. For the boys, it was an easy 99-79 win over Grand on Senior...
August 17, 1936 ~ January 25, 2020  Shirley Palmer passed away January 25, 2020 following a short illness at the age 83 in Blanding.   Shirley was born August 17, 1936 in Cortez, CO to Alma and Lila Barton Palmer. She was the second of seven children.   When she was just a baby, her Aunt Laverda...
The Utah State legislature is being asked to contribute to a development effort for the Westwater community west of Blanding. The project could total $2 million, with the legislature asked to contribute $500,000. The contribution will be added to similar $500,000 contributions from the Navajo...
The Blanding City Council discussed a number of issues at their January 28 meeting, including capital projects and economic development. Kara Laws, representing the Blanding Chapter of the San Juan Chamber of Commerce, asked the City Council to set aside some of the city’s capital projects funds to...
Three men from Blanding face a host of first-degree felony charges, including attempted criminal homicide, aggravated murder, after an alleged rampage on January 23 that left three victims in the hospital. The charges state that the alleged crimes are gang affiliated. Deon Tanner Rock, age 27;...
Denise Johnson, of Blanding, is the 2019-2020 Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Female Official of the Year. She was honored with the award at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem, UT on January 15. Johnson is a part of the UHSAA’s 2019-2020 Distinguished Service Award class, honored in...
by Alene Laney Contributing writer The Blanding City Council started their meetings for 2020 on January 14.  Councilmembers Logan Shumway, Logan Monson, and KD Perkins took the oath of office. As the only candidates on the ballot, Monson, Shumway, and Perkins were re-elected for another term.  In...
The San Juan High School boys basketball team is 10-3 on the season and 1-1 in Region 12 as they head into the third week of 2020. They’re ranked #5 in 3A boys basketball by the Deseret News and they sit in third place in the most recent UHSAA RPI standings. To the outsider, it would appear the...
The San Juan High School boys basketball team closed out 2019 with three wins and two losses December 17 to 28. The Broncos cruised past Monticello 77-34 in the two rivals’ only meeting this season on December 17. They beat Bayfield, CO 65-41 two nights later to move to 8-0 on the year. But San...

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