Life in San Juan

The 2019 Little Mr. San Juan, Bryson Adair, and Little Miss San Juan, Carolina Lessner, sport their duds at the San Juan County Fair. Adair is the son of Todd and Ashley Adair and Lessner is the daughter of Luke and Crystal Lessner. Courtesy photo
“There’s Magic in the Air at the San Juan County Fair” is the theme of the 2019 San Juan County Fair, which runs August 3-10 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Monticello. The fair is a culmination of months of hard work and preparation by local residents and will showcase the talent and skill...
Wyatt Holyoak is the new Monticello Farm Bureau agent. As a native of the area, Holyoak is committed to serving San Juan County residents.   Holyoak and his wife Loren (Randall) both graduated from Monticello High School. After serving missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,...
Winn Westcott has a great appreciation for the history of Monticello and a strong respect for the men and women who spent their days and nights working hard simply to make a living in the little city where he grew up. He has expressed that appreciation for the last 13 years by donating hundreds of...
William Hurst’s star quilt won the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 4th of July Grayson Country Quilters Show in Blanding. He won $100. The quilters also raffled three beautiful quilts. First place went to Carol Richmond, pictured with her new flag quilt. The second place annual quilt raffle...
by Kara Laws Contributing writer More than 100 families participated in the inaugural Fifth of July: Fun in the Sun celebration in Blanding. This new event was added to the already exciting Fourth of July festivities this year and it exceeded all expectations. The Fifth of July: Fun in the Sun was...
On May 2 and 3, 26 piano students from San Juan County gathered in Monticello to participate in the Utah Music Teacher’s Association (UMTA) Achievement in Music (AIM) evaluation program.  During the program, students are tested and evaluated in Performance (performing two to three memorized pieces...
No one understands what it means to be a combat veteran except another combat veteran. No one understands the bond that is formed among individuals who have risked their very lives to battle a common enemy together in trenches, in jungles, on the ocean, or in the air. On Thursday, Blanding will...
Utah Governor Gary Herbert and his wife Jeanette recently met with Pope Francis in the Vatican City while on an economic development tour through Europe. They had a brief visit with the pontiff and presented him with a gift from Utah. If you look closely, you will see that the gift is handpainted...
One June 19, Randy Butler, owner of Randys Autos, hit the 40-year mark selling cars.  In a town with fewer than 2,000 residents, and in an industry where deceit has become the norm, that’s remarkable. Yet, Butler has carved out a successful niche selling quality cars the right way.  “I love what I...

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