Life in San Juan

Former San Juan High School art teacher Tony Wojcik (left) inspired hundreds of students over the years, including Troi Whitethorne who stands next to him here displaying some of his own beautiful artwork.  Courtesy photo
by Janet Wilcox Contributing Writer Teaching art and creating art are two different realms of achievement. Retired San Juan High School art teacher Tony Wojcik not only had those skills, but he also taught hundreds of students (and even teachers) how to develop those skills as they learned the...
Join the First Baptist Church of Monticello in celebrating the resurrection of the Savior with several special services on Easter Sunday. First, is a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at Loyds Lake. Following the sunrise service the remaining activities will take place at the church location, 116 East 500...
It is with great pleasure that Beverly Jensen’s husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren announce that she has obtained the respectable age of 90 years. That she has done so with such grace is remarkable and noteworthy. Like a fine wine, Beverly just gets better and better as the...
Kathy Hurst, Niki Olson, Leila Jones, Courtesy photo
Blanding’s Quilt Guild - Grayson Country Quilters - has begun 2024 by donating 38 quilts, representing approximately 375 hours, to several organizations in our area.  Thus far, Grayson Country Quilters has donated quilts to local cancer patients, Aneth Community Center, San Juan Hospital, Blue...
The San Juan Region for National History Day competition was held on the Blanding USU campus Feb. 26th. The competition had 51 students registered with 32 projects. The winners will compete at the state level in Salt Lake City on April 19th. District Winners include Front Row: Jake Pehrson, Mara...
The Clyda and LaVan Palmer family gather for a photo in the 1970s.  The seven children of the Palmers, who are seated in front, include (left to right): Dave, Becky, Steve, Susan, Sandy, Taylor, and Terry.  Courtesy photo
by Janet Wilcox Contributing writer Clyda Palmer recently celebrated her 95th birthday and her large and talented family joined with her in recalling nearly a century of memories and accomplishments. Her far-sighted husband LaVan (who passed away in 2013) and their four talented sons and three...
The Association of Local Governments recently opened a new administration building in Price for their programs throughout San Juan, Grand, Emery and Carbon counties. Everyone was aware of the name of the new building when it was unveiled... except the name sake, San Juan County Commissioner Bruce...
Blanding resident, Carol Fredere, recently published the story of her father, Robert Foster and his first family.   Passionate Visions and Sacrificial Children is the culmination of her efforts.   Carol’s motivation for the book stems from a letter she received in 2018 from Adam Foster, one of her...
A small herd of Criollo cattle are being watched closely as part of a research project at the Nature Conservancy’s Canyonlands Research Center at the Dugout Ranch. The cattle are from a remote and dry area in the Copper Canyon’s of Mexico. James “Q” Martin photo
by Bill Boyle San Juan Record Editor The impact of climate change on arid land is the focus of cutting-edge research at the Nature Conservancy’s Canyonlands Research Center (CRC) at the Dugout Ranch. The center hosted an open house on a beautiful September day to discuss the research. Preliminary...
by Bill Boyle San Juan Record Editor Finally, a definitive book to tell the remarkable story of the Dugout Ranch! The Dugout Ranch, A Land Use Perspective, by local author Lee Bennett, traces the development of the massive ranch from a 320-acre homestead to the headquarters of a ranching operation...

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