Life in San Juan

Blue Mountain Entertainment presents the BYU Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Monticello High School auditorium. The Chamber Orchestra originates in the School of Music in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. BYU is one of...
by Rhett Sifford Since the start of December, 36 inches of snow has fallen at the Camp Jackson SNOTEL site located at nearly 9,000 feet in the Abajo Mountains. That’s good news. There are nine inches of water in that snow – even better news for a county that suffered through an extreme...
The 2019 Bluff Balloon Festival lit up the night sky and filled the day with bright color on January 18-20.
The Frontman for Australian band ‘The Amity Affliction,’ Joel Birch, slammed a Blanding teenager at the band’s concert in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, for wearing a “45 jersey,” with President Donald Trump’s name on the back. “If you want to wear that %* and you want to walk around and make...
Although they have been open since December at 16 East 200 South, Suite D in Monticello, Desert Rivers Credit Union held their official ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 11. The credit union is celebrating their Monticello grand opening for the entire month of January with special deals...
Kyla and Jonathan Brewer celebrated the birth of their son Allen Paul Brewer Jan. 3, 2019, at 4:09 a.m. at the San Juan Hospital in Monticello. Allen is the 2019 San Juan County New Year’s baby. Courtesy photo
Following the unprecedented focus and attention on San Juan County in 2017, 2018 followed in those footsteps with even more tremendous stories that shaped our lives and communities. Now that 2018 is a thing of the past, let’s take a look at some of the stories that made it a year to...
Ellen Kirby went to the Monticello High School Christmas concert with absolutely no idea that she would be named Monticello Citizen of the Year. Kirby was given the annual honor by Mayor Tim Young at the concert on Dec. 17. Young called a surprised Kirby to the stage before a raucous...
by Zak Podmore Since October, artist Joe Pachak has been constructing a 25-foot tall coyote sculpture in the center of Bluff. The body is made of cottonwood, willow, and tamarisk and it’s covered with a “fur” of native grasses. All are local natural materials – “found objects” as Pachak...
A San Juan County man was arrested by the FBI at a residence in Bluff at 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 12 for the alleged murder of 31-year-old Antonio Montowine. The murder took place on April 13, 2018. Perry Maryboy was officially charged with second-degree felony murder on Dec. 14 in a federal...

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