Dust in the Wind

DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Mary Lou Hoggard came to me soon after I returned to San Juan County and said she wanted to write a weekly column in the San Juan Record. What’s New by Mary Lou was an important part of the paper each week for nearly a decade. In What’s New, Mary Lou...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle While everyone is entitled to their opinion about an issue, I would hope that an informed opinion would eventually outweigh an uniformed opinion. Here is my informed opinion about the Canyon Country Discovery Center. The Canyon Country Discovery Center is...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Nell Dalton, who wrote for the San Juan Record for more than 30 years, passed away at her home last week. She was 91 years old. Funeral services were held on November 26. Nell was a classic. She combined a sharp wit with keen observation and an ability to...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Three separate companies have received a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for wind farms in the Monticello area. Two are in the TARB area northeast of town and the third is near city limits northwest of Monticello. It may be a race against the clock as a...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Things are getting nasty in San Juan County government. And it seems to be getting worse. The San Juan County Courthouse is abuzz with all sorts of allegations and counter allegations. It makes it very difficult to cover the news. Adding to the complexity...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Think the tap water in Monticello is warmer than normal this week? Well, it is. The City began to pump water from Loyds Lake to the culinary water treatment plant on September 3. One result is that the tap water is a bit warmer, as it comes from a...
DUST IN THE WIND We received a number of letters and calls about the “flood plane” story on the front page of the February 15 SJR. They point out that the flood “plane” that FEMA says runs through the middle of Monticello should be a flood “plain”. Our initial response was: “Thanks for...
DUST IN THE WIND The letter to the Editor from John K. Black may raise a number of questions. I have run John Black’s letters for nearly 20 years. He generally writes an incendiary letter that includes a number of provocative statements. But I have also learned that there is often a...
DUST IN THE WIND Several years ago, I visited the Utah State Capital to testify at a hearing before elected officials. During the hearing, testimony was interrupted in midsentence as Senators and Representatives unexpectedly burst into laughter. Kevin Ashby, then the publisher of the...
DUST IN THE WIND It seems that every time I interact with the media, I hear about the demise of the newspaper industry. Readership is down, advertising is flat, the sky is falling. To be sure, daily newspapers face an uncertain future. However, community newspapers are alive and...

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