Life in San Juan

by Rhett Sifford Bobby Jane Gregory, owner of the Line Camp Steakhouse at Roughlock Resort, is 120 Cello Bucks richer after her impressive creation, “Grandma and Grandpa’s Cabin,” won top honors in the 2018 Monticello Gingerbread House Tour competition. Winners in the second annual...
by Kara Laws With Christmas day less than a week away, buying local gifts is more beneficial than ever. We have run out of time to wait for shipping, shipping mistakes, or gifts arriving a little more lackluster than described. Luckily for San Juan County residents, Blanding hosts a...
by Alene Laney Merchants of Monticello place quality, meaningful gifts in their stores. If you haven’t been out to the local shops lately, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you’ll find. Stunning artwork. Beautiful jewelry. Nostalgic toys. Tasteful decor. Cute crafts. Tough tools....
FOOD ADVENTURESby Mary Cokenour In the early 1950s, A&W opened two franchises. One in Blanding, the other in Monticello. While Monticello’s franchise went bust due to lack of business, Blanding’s was booming, so much so that the owner decided to cut ties with A&W. In 1959, Patio...
San Juan County is extremely fortunate, given a rural population, to have a tradition of performing Handel’s “Messiah” every Christmas for over four decades. It’s something to which most rural communities can’t lay claim. Past directors include Jonnie Bailey, Pete Henderson, Derryl...
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office released a press release Saturday, Nov. 10, informing of an accident that took place in North San Juan County that morning. The accident claimed the lives of two men, one of them a Monticello native. “Today, just after 12 o’clock noon at the Potash...
If you happen to be eating one of Pop’s famous, local burritos after 6 p.m., you might hear the dull thud of an axe hitting its target. The local iconic restaurant has decided to take on a new venture with the opening of a family fun oriented axe throwing arena. The new arena is an...
It’s the kind of morning that you wake up and hear the wind unrelentingly bear down on everything in its path. It’s the kind of day where many stay inside, warm and cozy against the winter winds. But for the Monticello Rotary Club and many of their grandchildren and children, they spent...
As we head into the month of November, precipitation numbers reveal that Blanding received more precipitation in the month of October than it received throughout the course of the previous 12 months. The drastic increase of of rain and snow in October is a much-needed change. Blanding...
by Prester Femlee The Needles Outpost is located approximately 45 miles Northwest of Monticello. It was originally opened in the 1960s by a local man named Dick Smith who flew airplane tours and operated the campground and general store. The remote location can offer a variety of...

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