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by Bill Boyle San Juan Record Editor (Editor’s note: This story is about a young woman – a victim of sexual assault – who suffered from “slut-shaming” while she waited for the juvenile justice system to adjudicate her case. The San Juan Record has a policy of never naming names in juvenile cases...
A quarter of a million dollars has been made available to small businesses in San Juan County through the federal government CARES act. The $250,000 will be dispersed to small businesses that have suffered losses due to COVID-19. The grant is being made available to registered businesses with less...
Image of a pick-up truck with decals reading San Juan County sheriff department. Truck sits in front of the public safety building in Monticello, Utah
San Juan County Commission signed a resolution stating their support of county law enforcement at the August 4 meeting held remotely. The resolution publicly salutes the Sheriff’s department and was passed unanimously. Commission Chair Kenneth Maryboy shared his thoughts on the resolution. “I think...
Positive coronavirus tests for 25 residents and staff at the Four Corners Regional Care Center in Blanding. Courtesy photo
The coronavirus pandemic has once again hit close to home in San Juan County with an outbreak among the highly vulnerable residents of the Four Corners Regional Care Center in Blanding. As of July 8, a total of 21 residents and four staff members have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The...
The new News Director at the San Juan Record was recently named the Best Radio Reporter in the State of Utah.  David Boyle earned six separate awards in the 2020 Headliners competition of the Utah Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), including the Best Radio Reporter Award.  The winners were...
Approximate location of the fatal July 1 car crash.
Three men from Blanding were killed in a vehicle rollover accident on July 1 at approximately 11 p.m. Driver Wayne Cameron Palmer, age 32, and passengers Kyle R Bailey, age 30, and Parker W Palmer, age 30, were pronounced dead on the scene. The men were traveling towards Halls Crossing on Highway...
Two Aneth area residents are sought by a variety of law enforcement agencies after shots were fired at law enforcement officers from a home in Aneth. Gary Lee Jr and Cecil Vigil, both in their late 30s, are the subject of a massive search in the area. Officers were preparing to serve a warrant for...
In a meeting held April 14, the Blanding City Council discussed how community and city operations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They recognize the hit small business owners are taking because there are no tourists coming through town.  Current city operations affected include the...
Monticello City Manager Douglas Wright has tendered his resignation effective in July. Wright has been the City Manager since August 2017, providing leadership and direction for the city for nearly three years. The city states during Wright’s tenure many practices were stabilized and processes...

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