Blanding

The Monticello boys (2-3) knew they were in for a tough test against San Juan (6-0) in Blanding on Tuesday, December 17.   narrative played out as cold shooting from the field and the free throw line buried the Bucks’ chances of hanging with the Broncos. Monticello scored just five points in the...
The Deseret News and Vinco Athletics both released their All-State Utah high school football teams on December 18. The Deseret News chooses players based on coaches’ votes. Vinco Athletics chooses their honorees by compiling coach nominations. Here are the players from San Juan High School who were...
The Blanding City Council spent much of their December 10 meeting discussing a water rate study and forecast model. The study is complex and took more than a year to complete, but it’s already being hailed by state officials as forward thinking.  State officials caught wind of the study after...
The San Juan boys opened week two of the 2019-20 basketball season looking to add three more wins to their already 3-0 record. And that’s just what they did with a 19-point win over Cortez, CO in the Broncos’ home opener December 10 and 21-point drubbings of Uintah and Union on the road December 13...
The Deseret News named their 2019 All-state volleyball teams on December 10. The teams are chosen based on coaches’ votes. Here, we highlight the players from San Juan County who were honored.   3A First Team Ta’ssi Su’esu’e San Juan Senior Outside Hitter – 329 Kills (led team), 272 Digs, 66 Blocks...
A report that a White House task force has recommended the increased purchase of domestic uranium has brought renewed hope to the White Mesa Mill in Blanding, the only federally licensed uranium mill in the United States. The possibility of orders from President Donald Trump to help revive the...
As Steve Simpson begins his fifth season as head coach of the San Juan High School wrestling team, he is “enthusiastic.” The program has struggled recently, with just three wrestlers placing at the state tournament in the last five seasons. But Coach Simpson said he expects that to change in 2019-...
The Blanding City Council spent much time at their November 26 meeting discussing capital projects and a development participation program, both of which are designed to encourage growth and development in the city. Councilmembers returned to a previous council discussion to prioritize capital...
The San Juan High School girls basketball team hasn’t experienced a lot of stability at the coaching position in the last three seasons. When Laura Stearns took the reigns in 2018-19, she was the third different head coach in as many years. In that time period, the Lady Broncos went 35-31 and only...
Two suspects are in the San Juan County Jail facing a combined 12 felony charges and multiple misdemeanors following a high-speed chase between Monticello and Blanding involving four law enforcement agencies on Thursday, October 24. The case began when Monticello Police Officer Kory Dunn received a...

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