Life in San Juan

The San Juan Chamber of Commerce will begin to hold monthly meetings in Monticello and Blanding. The Chamber is pursuing a structure of having community-based chapters for the county-wide Chamber of Commerce. Local businesses, entrepreneurs, and other organizations are invited to...
by Janet Wilcox John Wayne is credited as saying, “Monument Valley is the place where God put the West.” Romanticized images of those rugged buttes, and dramatic monoliths still weave their charm today, enticing both tourists and movie makers into Navajo Country. Dozens of movies,...
Four men from a small community in Alberta, Canada were killed in an airplane crash on February 22 on farmland east of Monticello. The men were traveling from Grand Junction, CO to Albuquerque, NM and ran into poor weather conditions. The plane was declared missing on February 22. The...
In a matter of a few months, San Juan County has moved into severe drought conditions. The latest United States Drought Monitor classifies almost the entire county as in “Severe Drought” with little indication that weather conditions will make any significant change. The weather in...
Obituaries for these individuals were published in the San Juan Record in 2017. Howard Alfred SpencerErnest “Bill” ClevelandLogan Tye PipkinCarla Colleen BlackFern Sitton WoodRobin JonesDean Leo RobinsonGary L. AdairThomas Nielson KeeleCase Dixon (Dick) BroderickGwen Geddes Nielson...
It was a remarkable year full of remarkable stories: dominated by the Bears Ears controversy, and including voting rights issues. The “end game” for these events will play out in the future. At the current time, they remain controversial and divisive for many area residents. However,...
A refurbished statue of the Angel Moroni was recently placed on the Monticello Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, replacing a statue that had topped the building for the previous 16 years. Temple President Tom Livingston reports that the old nine-foot statue,...
Dedication of the new St Joseph Catholic Church and Parish Hall took place on September 27 in Monticello under the direction of the Most Reverend Oscar A. Solis, Bishop of Salt Lake City. More than 150 people crowded the new church to participate in the dedication. In addition to local...
The recently completed water year was slightly dryer than normal. Despite the end result, the timing of storms and cool, wet weather in the monsoon season results in good conditions in San Juan County. In Monticello, total moisture for the water year is 14.02 inches, which is 93...
The melodic and charming Midway Swiss Bell Ringers will open Blue Mountain Entertainment’s 2017-2018 season on Monday, October 2 at 7 p.m. in the Monticello High School auditorium. The group is based in the small town of Midway, UT, its members coming from many walks of life. The...

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