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Five San Juan County student athletes earned Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Academic All-state honors for the recently completed winter sports season. At San Juan High School, Sophia Redd was named to the Academic All-state drill team, Madison Palmer was honored in girls basketball...
When the 2019-2020 basketball season began back in November, both the San Juan High School boys and girls teams had some goals in sight. A common goal for both teams was to achieve something other recent Bronco teams hadn’t – win their state play-in games and advance to the 3A state quarterfinals....
Energy Fuels, the owner of the White Mesa Mill and mining properties in San Juan County, is hopeful that a new proposal in the federal budget may be a lifeline to the struggling uranium industry. The budget proposal submitted by President Trump includes $150 million for the creation of a uranium...
Improvements at Gooseneck State Park were discussed at length at the February 12 meeting of the Blanding City Council. The Council also discussed a 10-year capital projects plan. A letter from the City to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) addresses proposed improvements at Goosenecks State Park,...
In the last 13 years, the San Juan High School girls basketball team had only made it through the Round of 16 in the state tournament twice. Both times, in 2011 and 2017, the Lady Broncos were eliminated in the quarterfinals. They hope that will change this year. After a big upset win over the #6...
Risa Shimoda has been collecting bits and pieces of her father’s history for 20 years and is requesting additional help from San Juan County residents.   Her father, Midori Shimoda, was living in California during WWII when the Japanese living on the west coast were suddenly under suspect after...
“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...

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