Monument Valley / Oljato

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...
Adriana Johnson was the winner again in the San Juan School District Spelling Bee on February 5. Johnson, an eighth grade student at Albert R Lyman Middle School (ARL), is no stranger to the top of the spelling bee podium. Kaidence Mitchelle, a fifth grade student at Bluff Elementary, finished in...
Doug Freed, a teacher at Monument Valley High School, was honored with the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) Excellence in Education award at the State Capitol on February 5. The award highlights students and educators who exemplify a commitment to advancing civic engagement, embracing...
Tanner Tsinigine, a junior at Monument Valley High School, was named the Most Valuable Wrestler at the 1A State Wrestling Tournament. Tsinigine earned a thrilling 4-3 victory over Zac Cecil of Monticello in the championship match. He explains that it was the third time he had wrestled Cecil this...
UPDATED 12/4/2018 Members of “Global Witness” attempted to gain entrance into the Monument Valley Tribal Park on Nov. 29 without prior permission or permitting and were eventually denied access. Park officials closed the park to the general public and the estimated 50 members of the...
by Rhett Sifford When the dust settled at the 2018 1A State Volleyball Tournament in Orem Oct. 27, four teams finished with three wins and one loss, and one team alone was 4-0. Two of those five teams call San Juan County home. By now, most folks in the county know that Monticello...
Alexander Schulz, a German slackliner, will attempt a world record feat crossing between two hot air balloons that will be flying over the mountains in Monument Valley at an altitude of 4,920 feet this week. The attempt will be a world record if the daring slackliner is able to pull it...
The Monument Valley Cougar boys cross country team is hard at work, building momentum for regional and state competitions in coming weeks. Members of the team include (left to right): Coach LeCheminant, Michael John, Lamario Slim, Cody Smith, Karl Laws, Devin Slim, Jeremiah Yazzie, and...

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