Life in San Juan

Harry Goulding was a sheepman who marveled at the red rock monoliths of Monument Valley, UT. He brought Hollywood to Monument Valley and the Navajo Nation, but he also brought Geiger counters, uranium mines, and decades of damage from radioactivity. How ironic that the same man who helped to...
Approximately 50 Backcountry Santa pilots delivered 500 boxes of gifts, food, supplies and more to poor and needy kids and the elderly across the south end of San Juan County on December 18. The deliveries extended into the Navajo Reservation and as far south as the Hopi people in Polacc, AZ....
This month the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum’s “New to the Edge” exhibit features a remarkable pair of “jog toe” sandals and a beautiful Wingate Black-on-red bowl. We show the two of these items together because the bowl illustrates a similar pair of sandals in its painted design. The bowl...
You already know that shopping locally helps provide jobs; fund education; and support teams, sports, and clubs. But, sometimes shopping locally is hard when you don’t know where to go to find the things that you need. This guide will help you know what is available in your local community. The...
Utah State University Blanding will hold a blessing ceremony and celebration event for its newly completed Hogan on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, beginning at 8 a.m. The structure began construction in May. “The Hogan will be a great blessing for all of our students and our campus,” said Kristian...
If you were to ask someone what the motto of the postal service was, you’d probably hear something like, “Neither rain or snow, nor sleet or hail, keeps the mailman from delivering the mail.”  That may have been why Postmaster Maureen Black decided to hire Scott Meyer as a part-time postal worker...
FAIR BUILDING EXHIBITSBest of Show: Mary Peterson, Drawing Lee Burningham, Pottery / Platter Makenna Peterson, Charoal Farm Scene Kolt Suttlemyre, Owl Egg Adrienne Boswell, Snake Painting Deeann Hunt, French Bread Jan Redd, Alstromeria Dawson Atwood, Oak Gun Cabinet Ella Holyoak, Corn Stalk Loren...
On August 11, James and Neva Lyman will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary by having a small family gathering at Pioneer Park on South Main street from 2-4 p.m. Family and friends are welcome to drop by to wish them well. James Stuart Lyman was born October 3, 1937 and his beautiful bride...
After months of dry weather and deepening drought, July brought much-welcomed relief to San Juan County. Day after day of rainy weather, fueled by the annual southwest monsoon, led to a dramatic increase in precipitation. The wet weather was particularly welcome coming on the heels of a brutally...
The annual San Juan County Fair is set to begin this Monday, August 2, with a host of activities throughout the week. “Country Nights, Arena Lights” is the theme of the 2021 San Juan County Fair, which runs August 2-7 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Monticello. The fair is a culmination of...

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