Dust in the Wind

DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle These are remarks I made at the dedication of the new school in Monticello on September 9. If you want to know what is important to a community, just look around a little. It becomes obvious. Monticello is no different. Just drive around this little town...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle A brief shout-out to the local organizations that provide scholarships to local students. Each year, a number of groups and families reach deep into their wallets to help graduating students as they start their post high school education. In probably the...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Forty years ago, as a fifth grade student about to enter the sixth grade, I was furious because Wayne Erickson was leaving Monticello and I wouldn’t have a chance to be in his band. He had been in Monticello for several years and had built the best small...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle The newspaper industry has gone through a number of significant changes in the past decade. The advent of the Internet, the growth of social media, and changes in the economy have all had an impact. In an attempt to keep up with the times, we have made...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle The National Weather Service has released a 90-day weather forecast for temperatures and precipitation in the area. The estimate is that precipitation in May, June and July will be significantly above normal. The pattern has been dry in the past six...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle The City of Portland, Oregon recently allowed 38,000,000 gallons of water to be flushed from a city reservoir after surveillance video showed a local youth urinating in the treated water. Portland officials simply said that they have plenty of water and...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Parishoners at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Monticello are excited about the prospects of a new church. The existing building has served the local Catholic community for decades, but is bursting at the seams. Donations are secured for a new building on...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle The silver screen stills finds it hard to ignore the rugged beauty of San Juan County. But a setting in a spectacular landscape does not always turn to box office gold. Take the two eagerly anticipated movies in 2013 that were both filmed partially in San...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle We are busy finalizing the printing of the 2014 San Juan Record Photo of the Week calendar. All subscribers to the paper should receive a copy of the calendar with their newspaper next week. The calendar features the spectacular photography of San Juan...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle We had many great choices when we began the process of writing a profile of Monticello High School alumni. Members of the Class of 1973 were particularly interesting. Alumni of the class, near and far, have had intriguing lives and would make fascinating...

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