Life in San Juan

by Easton Bowring Growing up in Tucson, AZ, Scott Mitchell found his passion for art. Starting at a young age, he turned this love into a successful career based in San Juan County. With growing creativity, Mitchell is now one of only a few artists in the United States with the ability...
by Rhett Sifford Russell Schafer hates getting dirty, but he loves fixing cars. He’s spent most of his life doing both at Schafer Auto Clinic on the northern edge of Monticello. Schafer was born in Monticello and has rarely ventured farther away than New Mexico or Colorado.  But this...
The memory of Staff Sgt Aaron Butler was honored at the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race, held on Memorial Day weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Butler’s name was prominently featured on car #10, driven by Aric Almirola.  Butler, a Special Forces Green Beret from...
by Easton Bowring Changes have been made to the Seventh District Court after the retirement of Judge Lyle R. Anderson. Governor Gary R. Herbert has appointed Don M. Torgerson to take Anderson’s place. The nomination will require Utah State Senate approval. Anderson is set to retire on...
Energy Fuels Inc. intends to resume vanadium recovery operations in 2018, and it expects to recover significant quantities of currently dissolved vanadium from pond solutions at the White Mesa Mill south of Blanding. Vanadium prices have risen by more than 400 percent over the past two...
Water woes continue in San Juan County as cities grapple with an almost non-existent runoff of snowpack from the Abajo Mountains. After the secondary water reservoir went dry in the past week, the City of Monticello began pumping water from the reserve water stored in Loyds Lake. In...
Drought may be tightening its grip on San Juan County following the eighth straight month with dryer than normal conditions. As a result, farmers are fearful of significant losses, livestock owners are scrambling to find feed, and municipalities are nervously checking their water...
by Kara Laws An exciting, new concert is coming to San Juan County. A day-long country music festival will be starting this fall. Canyon Country Music Experience will be holding its first annual concert on September 15 in Blanding. This event will feature four different county music...
Blue Mountain Entertainment (BME) welcomes everyone to the annual Spring Gala on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the Monticello High School auditorium.   Featuring local talent, admission is free of charge, an expression of appreciation from BME to its friends and supporters. Among those...
The arrival of Spring marks the close of an extremely dry winter in San Juan County. Since April, May, and June are generally the driest three months of year for the area, the situation increases the concern for the drought conditions. The most recent U.S. Drought Monitor lists San Juan...

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