Life in San Juan

by Easton Bowring Brett Saunders has added a new and exciting twist to photography. For Saunders, his passion for photography first began with his love for being in the air and being off the ground. He first got into flying drones more than six years ago.  “I love to fly, but I can’t...
Thin Bear Indian Arts, an iconic store on South Main Street in Blanding, is having a retirement closing sale starting Saturday, June 30. All inventory will be 50 percent off. The story of making and running Thin Bear Indian Arts for nearly 50 years is an adventure. Robert E. Hosler...
Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the last surviving World War II Navajo Code Talkers, passed away on June 11, 2018 at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, UT. He was surrounded by family and friends. Holiday was born in 1924 near Oljato, in San Juan County. As a young soldier in the...
by Janet Wilcox There are likely many locals who have viewed, with gaping mouths, the slow, but carefully orchestrated demolition of the Castle House in Blanding. Anchoring the corner of Center Street and 100 West, the home has been an iconic landmark in San Juan County for more than...
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...

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