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A report from Canada in the early summer of 2021 has reignited demands for investigations and justice for Indigenous students who were taken from their families to attend boarding schools throughout North America. Recent discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves of Indigenous children near...
A 39-year-old man from Monticello died while in police custody on August 8. Gino La Giglia suffered a medical emergency while in the San Juan County jail.  San Juan County Sheriff Jason Torgerson said that the incident is under investigation and the cause of death will be determined by the state...
Crews are getting the upper hand on the massive Pack Creek fire, which has burned nearly 9,000 acres to date on the northern and western slopes of the La Sal Mountains. An army of nearly 600 firefighters have converged on the fire, which started with a simple unattended campfire on June 9. Days...
Filings for municipal elections in San Juan County closed Monday evening with seven of the available 10 seats are contested, and a primary election needed for three Blanding city council seats. In Blanding, Mayor Joe B. Lyman has decided not to seek re-election. Two current city council members...
A bill that would have given San Juan County its own representative has stalled in the Utah State Legislature, but not without inspiring some robust conversation. Representative Phil Lyman, of Blanding, is the author of house bill 230 in the Utah House of Representatives. The bill addresses state...
The annual 45-day Utah State Legislative session is nearly complete Utah lawmakers have been busy making and changing bills for the state. San Juan County is represented in the state legislature by Republican Representative Phil Lyman of District 73 and Republican Senator David Hinkins of District...
The annual 45-day Utah State Legislative session is underway with lawmakers busy making and changing bills for the state. San Juan County is represented in the state legislature by Republican Representative Phil Lyman of District 73 and Republican Senator David Hinkins of District 27....
COVID-19 and its impact dominated the news in San Juan County, with half of the Top Ten stories in 2020 connected to the virus. For our year-end review, the San Juan Record looks at our top stories of the year determined by views each story received on the San Juan Record website at sjrnews.com....
Congresswoman Deb Haaland will be nominated as the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Biden-Harris transition team announced the nomination on December 17. If appointed, the Congresswoman from New Mexico will be the first Native American to serve in a cabinet level position...
In August, San Juan County Attorney Kendall Laws brought attention to the community about a concerning increase of sexual violence cases among teens in the county. In the year before August 2020, the County Attorney’s Office has or is currently prosecuting 47 crimes of sexual violence, with 38 of...

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