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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...
The State of Utah has withdrawn a program that asked travelers to complete a COVID-19 travel declaration form when entering the state. An emergency alert system was first used to notify travelers of the form on April 10. The program was discontinued by April 13. Travelers received an emergency...
Public Safety Alerts are sent to travelers on Highway 191 north of Monticello
SEE UPDATE HERE Officials claim early success during the first day travelers to Utah were asked to complete a COVID-19 travel declaration form when entering the state. “This is very preliminary, but the results seem positive,” said John Gleason, of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) late...
Beginning Friday, April 10, travelers entering the State of Utah will be asked to complete a COVID-19 travel declaration form when entering the state. The form will be sent by a wireless emergency alert to cellphones when motorists enter the state in nine locations, including in San Juan County on...
Well, I snuck back into town last week; I barely caught the last flight out of D.C. I have been responsibly self-quarantining and have only left the house a few times. This time at home was fortunate since I was able to catch up on reading my stacks of old San Juan Records. I left my house once to...
In addition to dealing with a worldwide pandemic, we are making major changes and expansions in our business in an effort to better meet your needs. After months of development work, we are delighted to introduce the new San Juan Record website at sjrnews.com. If you, for some reason, have some...
by Kenneth Maryboy, Chairman, San Juan County Commission San Juan County has taken a proactive measure by declaring a Public Health State of Emergency. This preventive move is intended to protect vulnerable populations in our community, such as the elderly and persons with underlying health...
Estimates are that nearly one in five San Juan County residents face hunger every day. One quarter of children may not know where their next meal is coming from.  The number of San Juan County residents facing hunger is much higher than national and statewide averages, reports the Utah Food Bank....

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