Monument Valley / Oljato

It’s been a decent start for a largely inexperienced Monument Valley volleyball team with wins over Shonto Prep and Navajo Pine and a loss to Kayenta. Sixth-year head coach Vanessa Russell said that she and her players are excited about what’s ahead. “I want to see the girls come together, work as...
Monticello junior Cedar English outruns a Monument Valley defender on the way to a 56-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter of the MHS/MVHS game August 16.  Becky Bird photo
THE BIRD SCOOP The Monticello football team kicked off their 2019  season on Friday, August 16. They hosted the Monument Valley Cougars in a non-region contest and came away with their first win of the season 41-6.   The Bucks moved the ball well early, ripping off huge chunks of yards on carries...
It’s a San Juan County showdown Friday night when the Monument Valley Cougars visit the Monticello Buckaroos to open the 2019 football season for both teams. The Buckaroos are favored in the matchup that they have historically dominated. Since the teams first met in 1985, Monticello has never lost...
San Juan County held a regular Commission meeting outside of Monticello for the first time on Tuesday, June 2 at the Monument Valley Welcome Center. After a work session and a spirited half hour of public comment, Commissioner Kenneth Maryboy introduced Oljato Chapter President James Adakai, who...
San Juan County residents live in one of the most glorious locations in the country (many would say in the world). That strong and maybe slightly biased opinion was backed up by some fact – or at least objective opinion – when GPS fleet management and vehicle tracking company Geotab ranked the 50...
Diplomas are set to be presented to 190 graduates of the San Juan School District at graduation ceremonies throughout the county this week. In addition to services at the five high schools, commencement services will also be held at elementary and middle schools. Photos of the graduates are printed...
Many fun and uplifting activities are planned for the upcoming Easter holiday. The first Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by San Juan High School National Honor Society and Blanding City Council, will be held at the Blanding Visitors Center, Saturday April 20 at 10 a.m. Beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday,...
Seven local athletes were selected for girls and boys All-state basketball teams and two more received honorable mentions this year. The Deseret News made the announcement last week. All-state teams are selected annually based on coaches’ votes. We’ll feature a very brief statistical rundown and a...
by Rhett Sifford The Whitehorse High School girls basketball team hasn’t experienced much recent success at the annual 1A state tournament in Richfield. Since the team’s high mark in 2005 when they finished as state runners-up, the Lady Raiders failed to qualify four times and played all four days...
As the 2019 1A Girls State Basketball Tournament tips off today, February 27, Whitehorse and Monument Valley both begin a journey they hope takes them to rare territory – staying in the big show for all four games. The Lady Raiders have done it just twice in the last 10 seasons. Monument Valley’s...

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