La Sal

Monticello High School
Fall Break has been extended in the San Juan School District. There will be no school for students district wide on Monday, it will be a teacher/staff work day. Additionally there has been an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Monticello schools involving at least three students and half a dozen staff...
My dad used to belong to the Book of the Month Club. As a quilter, I get invites to Block of the Month activities. I’ve signed up for a word of the day on the dictionary app on my phone. Recently my sister sent me a cartoon showing a man stating that he is going to go outside and see what book in...
After two weeks since the start of the new school year, the San Juan School Board received an update on how the academic year is progressing during a global pandemic. Students are back in school in the mountain region of the district, which includes the schools in Blanding, Monticello, and La Sal...
Lisbon Valley Mining Company is making plans to return to operation near the start of the fourth quarter of this year. The mining company is planning to hire 50 employees immediately, with the potential employee base of 95 by December 2021. George Shaw, Chairman of the Board for Lisbon Valley...
Photo by Kelly Mike Green, flames on the south mountain in La Sal puts smoke into the area
The Lackey Fan fire located northwest of La Sal burned 55 acres and continues to put plenty of smoke into the air as of Thursday afternoon. The fire started Wednesday, September 2nd, around 2:00 pm. Multiple agencies were called to the wildfire on the South Mountain in the La Sals. Most believe...
I love to spend as much time as I can on The Mountain. My husband loves it there too, but he is not as self-entertaining as I am. He gets restless and bored. Isn’t that what leads to many folks having a tryst? I can take walks, do crosswords and other puzzles, read, ride my ATV, do handwork, and...
We have a great group of local emergency responders for which I am continually gratefully, especially since I do not have what it takes to be one. ‘Tis the season – fire season. Just when you think it can’t get any hotter, drier, or windier, it gets hotter, drier, and windier! We continue to be...
Schools throughout San Juan County, included pictured Monticello Elementary, will delay their start by two days
San Juan County School Board finalized plans ahead of the start of the academic school year later this month. Key items passed include 100 percent remote learning for students in the south part of the county for the start of the year. The district moved the first day of school for students from...
We are in the midst of the County Fair, which means that summer is winding to a close, at least for those whose schedule is regulated by the school year. The fair always comes just before the start of school, but who knows what this school year will bring? “May you live in interesting times.” That...
Sherry Youngblood, a resident of La Sal for many years, passed away peacefully at her home on July 14 after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Her family, three daughters and one son, spent the last few days with her prior to her passing. Sherry first came to La Sal in the 1950s. She lived here...

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