Monticello

THE BIRD SCOOPby Walter & Becky Bird The Monticello Buckaroo volleyball season kicked off at home on August 28 against Kayenta. They are a large school and came to play. But the Buckaroo girls were ready to play as well and gave them a fight. The varsity lost in three close sets...
Guy Wallace is the winner of the last Beautiful Yard Award of the season presented by the Monticello Parks and Beautification Committee. The traveling gnome can be found on 700 North in Guy’s beautifully landscaped front yard.  Guy has been on the property for 18 years.  He removed...
by Rhett Sifford The Monticello City Council approved a zone change for two properties on 100 North, east of Main Street at their August 14 meeting.  The properties, originally zoned R-2 Residential, became A-1 Residential/Agricultural land. An R-2 zone provides land where single and...
A golden eagle is expected to recover after having a tough day in San Juan County on August 2. A truck driver reports that he was traveling northbound at highway speeds near the Monticello airport when the eagle flew alongside the truck and then swooped into his front windshield. The...
The use of secondary water in Monticello dropped dramatically in July, the result of a combination of severe drought conditions, an increase in water rates, and a strong monsoon season. Secondary water use for the month was less than six million gallons. In comparison, average use for...
by Easton Bowring, Staff writer Gordon and Susan Reeve will lead the Land Above the Canyons Pioneer Day parade as the 2018 Grand Marshals. The Reeves are being recognized for their commitment and dedication to serving the youth in the community. The grand marshals are selected based on...
by Rhett Sifford . Severe drought conditions and concerns over providing more water to the area once again dominated the July 10 meeting of the Monticello City Council. Chad Sonderegger and Kedric Curtis, representing Jones and DeMille Engineering, were first up in the discussion.  They...
by Eric Niven The Monticello City Council meeting was the place to be on June 12.  A crowded audience waited patiently for the Council to get through the nuts and bolts of the City’s operation before the main event: water – particularly secondary water. The result is new secondary water...
by Merri Allyson Platt Approximately 25 workers from the Forest Service offices in Monticello and Moab gathered on June 6 near the Fourth Hole at the Hideout Golf Course in Monticello.  The young volunteers were under the direction of Recreation Specialist Zachary Lowe and Brian Murdock...
THE BIRD SCOOPby Walter & Becky Bird How many true Buckaroos or Broncos do you know? I guess that depends upon what qualifies a person as a true Buckaroo or Bronco, but arguably, six Monticello High School students and one San Juan High School student easily make the cut, as they...

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