Monticello

by Carolyn A. “Babe” Warren Miss Jesse Bradshaw was a pioneer in education, a great teacher and a special human being. A woman with dark, piercing eyes and a mop of curly brown hair, Miss Jesse Bradshaw came to Monticello in 1925 to teach first grade. She would become a teaching legend...
The Monticello High School cheer squad (and drill team) is hard at work. Team members include: (back row, left to right) Ivy Fellmeth, Whitney Knudsen, Shalee Bradford. Middle: Erin Rogers, Morgan Maloy, Torey Johnson, Dani Chavira, Halle Young, McKenzie Redd, Ellie Nielson, Carlyn...
More than 1,000 people crowded the Monticello LDS Stake Center on August 26 to honor the life of Staff Sgt Aaron Butler. Butler, a special forces Green Beret, was killed in action while fighting in Afghanistan on August 16, 2017. The funeral and interment services culminated ten days of...
THE BIRD SCOOPby Walter & Becky BirdGirl’s TeamSuccess in cross country is all about numbers. Unfortunately for the Monticello High School girls Cross country program, one big number has been lacking in recent teams – girl’s actually running. This has been unusual for a program that...
*Originally posted August 17, 2017. Updated August 22, 2017* Aaron Butler, a Special Forces soldier from Monticello, was killed in action in Afghanistan on August 16, 2017. Butler, age 27, was killed when he entered a booby-trapped building that exploded while his group was fighting...
The “Jewell” of Monticello will lead the 2017 Pioneer Day celebration parade as the Grand Marshall. Adams was selected for her tremendous pioneer spirit. At 88 years old, Jewell is an amazing example of the pioneer vitality San Juan County was founded on.  Jewell is hardworking,...
by Eric Niven Two economic expansion proposals were discussed at the July 11 meeting of the Monticello City Council. Kevin Francom, owner of Monticello Mercantile, proposed the purchase of 12 acres of land in the Monticello Industrial Park. Francom had previously negotiated the purchase...
Doug Wright is the new Monticello City Manager. He takes the place of Ty Bailey, who recently resigned to accept a similar position in Morgan, UT. A committee that included members of the city council and city staff, and Blanding City Manager Jeremy Redd, interviewed seven applicants...
by Katie Boyle After 30 years, Blue Mountain Foods is under new ownership. While Doug and Chris Allen have retired and sold the business, the only grocery store in Monticello will stay in the family. Two of Allen’s children, Jeff Allen and Stacy Young, along with Stacy’s husband Jeramy...
by Eric Niven Transparency seemed to be the public’s focus of the June 13 Monticello City Council when Tom Wigginton addressed the Council during Public Comments. Wigginton raised an issue regarding a new Verizon cell tower which is being built next to his property within the city...

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