Time to transition to a new season

We are transitioning out of the summer season around here, with one season winding down and hints of the upcoming season beginning to show.

Of course, the culminating event of the summer is the San Juan County Fair, which wrapped up on August 7.  Even though the fair was muted because of budgetary restrictions, the magic of the fair was in full force, with large crowds and people having a great time.

A highlight of the fair each year is the annual Junior Livestock Auction and this year was no exception. This year, more than 20 goats, 30 lambs, 50 hogs and 30 steers were auctioned.  Several young livestock growers contributed their animals to raise funds for the family of Taylor Black, who passed away unexpectedly.

Youth who contributed include Amy Lewis, Tyler Jacobsen, Tyler Pehrson, Boston Monson, Taryn Nielson, the Wigginton family, Rigley La Giglia, Megan Cox, and Makena Cressler.

Between the youth who donated their animals and the buyers who reached deep into their pockets to pay prices significantly higher than market value, more than $27,000 was raised for the Black family. It was a wonderful gesture.


Believe it or not, the high school football season starts this week, with games on Friday, August 13.

The San Juan Broncos open on the road against Desert Hills in St. George, while the Monticello Buckaroos travel to Moab to take on the Grand Red Devils. Both local teams are playing in new classifications for the new school year.

The Whitehorse Raiders and Monument Valley Cougars are reopening after being closed for the past 17 months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

We are anxious to see how the Raider and Cougar sports seasons begin.

The San Juan Record and Redrock Radio are partnering with PictureItPalmer.com to broadcast games throughout the season.  We can’t wait!

The public schools in San Juan County open on August 19.

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