Life in San Juan

The first-ever souvenir shop for the Bears Ears National Monument has opened in Blanding, UT. Tamy Jaramillo, owner of Yak’s Café, released her line of Bears Ears merchandise on January 1. Jaramillo opened the souvenir shop in her restaurant and it has expanded to an online store. Jaramillo’s café...
After the third-wettest winter in the past 35 years, San Juan County is anxious to see area reservoirs begin to fill and possibly overflow. “Recapture Reservoir has already gone up 18 feet since October and not a bit of it is off the mountain,” said Ferd Johnson of the San Juan Water Conservancy...
by Rhett Sifford Staff writer It has been 19 months since SSG Aaron Butler was killed while battling Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan.  This summer, former teammates will honor the Monticello Special Forces soldier with a trail run bearing his name in Eagle, ID. The Inaugural SSG Aaron Butler...
Will the snowpack be 200 percent of normal? Many things are known as the wet and wild winter of 2019 draws to a close. However, one question remains: Will the mountain snowpack be more than double the normal levels? On March 19, the six feet of snow at the Camp Jackson Sno-tel station contained 23...
The 2019 San Juan High School Junior Prom was held on Saturday, March 2. Royalty includes: King Kade Francom and Queen Tyler Shumway, First Attendants Staten Perkins and Hayley Shumway, Second Attendants Ryan Imlay and Brittany Grover, Third Attendants Randall Flavel and Hope Holliday, and Fourth...
Extasis Argentinean Tango Trio is sure to thrill the local audience with exotic and gorgeous music on Tuesday, March 19 at the Monticello High School auditorium. This dazzling group is sponsored by Blue Mountain Entertainment (BME) with support from Utah Arts and Museums, The National Endowment for...
My son, Samuel, has a neat trick. His hair is curly, and it tightens on his head just before we get some precipitation. Conversely, when it’s going to be dry, his hair is relatively straight. A week ago Sunday, his curls were about as tight as they’d ever been. Sure enough, the next day we received...
Dr. Kent Lyman will perform Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the San Juan High School (SJHS) auditorium as part of the Kigalia Fine Arts concert season. He is a Steinway Artist. Dr. Lyman is an outstanding SJHS alumni. He is the son of Denece and Francis Lyman who spearheaded a well-known dance band...
In the Montezuma Creek community, Georgiana Simpson is providing learning opportunities in a supportive environment. In her Whitehorse High School art class, she emphasizes reflection on personal strengths as a tool for success. “I encourage my students to use their strengths and skills to help...
The strongest snowstorm in several winters took aim at San Juan County in the past week, resulting in closed schools and businesses, closed highways, copious amounts of snow, and what may be the end of a drought. Snow began falling on Wednesday evening, didn’t stop until Friday afternoon, and...

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