Life in San Juan

A total of 24 handmade ornaments made their way from Montezuma Creek to the White House this winter as part of the America Celebrates display, as first reported by Kate Groetzinger of KUER.   The display includes the towering National Christmas Tree and 56 smaller trees representing every U.S....
Did you know Utah has one of the top education savings plans in the U.S.? Morningstar Analyst Ratings for college savings plans were released in October. Utah’s educational savings plan, my529, was awarded with a gold rating and named valedictorian. Morningstar writes, “Virginia’s Invest529,...
It was another successful Christmas season for the annual gingerbread house tour in Monticello.  Scores of local residents attended a culminating celebration at the Hideout Community Center on December 19. Creativity and holiday joy abounds! Staff photos  
More than 250 children from Monticello Elementary School rang in the holidays at Zions Bank, joining teachers, parents, and bank employees in the branch’s lobby for the annual “Lights On” ceremony. On Wednesday, December 4, kindergarten through sixth-grade students from Monticello Elementary hung...
Tied to the Post Throughout the ages, cultures around the world have found their own way of celebrating the Winter Solstice, that point in the year when the sun reverses its southern course and days begin to lengthen.  This event marks the beginning of a new year and new possibilities. Bluff, as...
You have heard it before; you will probably hear it again. Small, locally-owned businesses are the “lifeblood of America.” Here’s what you possibly didn’t know about how your spending directly impacts your tax rate, your quality of life, your kids’ education and their future.  You already know that...
The San Juan School District (SJSD) embraces the heritage of all students in the district. In November, SJSD schools share the culture and language of students of American Indian descent, which are Navajo, Ute, and other tribes represented in our schools.   Some events and activities that have...
San Juan County is extremely fortunate, given its rural population, to have a tradition of performing Handel’s “Messiah” every Christmas for over four decades.   Past directors include Jonnie Bailey, Pete Henderson, Derryl Jack, Duane Lyman, and Wayne Erickson. Thanks to their selfless giving of...
The San Juan Chamber of Commerce is expanding Small Business Saturday to an entire week of small businesses shopping throughout the week.  Using #shopsanjuan, they encourage everyone to shop local and post pictures of anything they are buying in San Juan County, whether it’s a picture of their...
“It’s the people who shop at home who really make a business.”  That’s what Randy Butler, owner of Randy’s Auto, told me earlier this year in an interview – and it’s true. Locals who shop at home can make or break a business. Our little, local economy will thrive if we all shop at home a little...

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