Dust in the Wind

DUST IN THE WIND Several years of increasingly bitter feelings – many of them expressed at length over the years on social media – boiled over at the recent town hall meetings.   In addition to familiar expressions of frustration and concern, there were also expressions that exhibit a variety of...
Fall is just around the corner and we are making changes to the San Juan Record sports coverage. Rhett Sifford is the new sports editor. He will coordinate the coverage of sports in general, and high school sports and activities in particular. Rhett has years of experience covering sports,...
The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in the past week regarding political gerrymandering. In brief, the court ruled that the judicial system should not be the entity that draws the boundaries of political subdivisions. The majority opinion is that the Constitution set up a process in...
I have received a number of comments from readers who are concerned about the lack of civility, in general, in public conversations. I share their concerns. I fear the continued decline in civility has increasingly negative consequences. The quality of discussion has dropped. Instead of...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle I have always envied those who work in higher education, where many scholars take advantage of the option to go on sabbatical. They step away from their teaching or research endeavors and work on another project for a brief period of time. After what...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle More than 24 years ago, I started a new job as Editor of the San Juan Record. Now, 1,265 issues later, it is time to turn over the reins. On October 8, Ryan Collins takes over as the managing Editor. I am confident that Ryan will do a wonderful job. A...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle More than 100 years ago this week, on September 29, 1915, an ambitious young man by the name of Oscar W McConkie published the first issue of the San Juan Record. Since then, through thick and thin, the paper has not missed a week reporting the events in...
EVERY INSTITUTION, worthy of our consideration, whatever its name, and wherever its field of effort, is governed by certain fixed and definite principles. These rules of conduct are to the organization what, in the individual, is called character. Here then, in the genesis of the San...
By Dan Toomey & Tommy BrooksbankSJR/USC interns Aside from covering our everyday news beat for the Record, as student journalists, we also came to San Juan County to ask residents about their honest opinions of the news media: “I’m going to be nice… no, I’m not going to be nice.”...
by Bill Boyle A dedicated group of undergraduate students from the University of Southern California (USC) spent two weeks immersed in the local stories of San Juan County as “interns” for the San Juan Record. They have helped to create a 16-page supplement for this issue of the...

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