Life in San Juan

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...
The reopening of the Gentle Ironhawk Shelter in Blanding and an award recognizing community leadership were both celebrated this past week by Utah Navajo Health System (UNHS). On July 14, a ribbon-cutting ceremony recognized the new partnership between the Navajo Nation and UNHS.  After nearly a...
Despite high temperatures and continued dry conditions, San Juan County is entering July with renewed hope for a strong monsoon season. After record-high temperatures in the early part of the month, the weather conditions changed and indicate that the southwest monsoon, which generally arrives in...
“The Price of Freedom” is the theme of the 2021 Independence Day celebration in Blanding.   The immediate family members of a fallen US military member who died while serving in a time of conflict are known as Gold Star families. Four of these Gold Star families will be recognized at the Blanding...
For the months of June and July, Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum will feature a charming pitcher in its “New to the Edge” exhibit. The pitcher appears to be a Mesa Verde white ware pottery type called “Mancos Black-on-white.” This is a local type that is most abundant during the span of A....
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the Oljato Trading Post in San Juan County as one of the 11 most endangered historic sites in the country for 2021. The 100-year-old trading post has recently become a focal point for preservation efforts after decades of neglect.  The Oljato...

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