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The Monticello City Council voted to enter an inter-local cooperation agreement with San Juan County during their meeting July 9 that will allow the county to conduct vote-by-mail elections for the city. Monticello City Recorder Cindi Holyoak said the action item came about when the State of Utah...
One person was killed and another critically injured on July 1 when a pickup truck ran into the back of a semi truck in a construction zone north of Monticello. At about noon, a Ford F-350 was traveling southbound at an excessive speed into the construction zone at the base of Peters Hill on...
Two men were killed on June 30 in an airplane crash near the Canyonlands Overlook north of Monticello. Kevin Carroll, age 53 of Moab, and Jay Camberlango, age 42 of Lindon UT, were killed. Carroll was the pilot and owner of the airplane. Both men have San Juan County connections. The plane...
The Monticello City Council reduced property taxes by nearly .3 percent for fiscal year 2020 during their meeting at the Hideout Community Center on June 18. The move comes as a result of city growth and is expected to generate approximately $270,000 of revenue. The state-certified rate, of .002661...
In Monticello, seven residents will seek the three open spots on the Monticello City Council. They include incumbent Nathan Chamberlain along with Ron Skinner, Mary Cokenour, Kim Henderson, Ammon Boswell, Scott Christensen, and Jonathon English. The two incumbents not seeking reelection are Blaine...
Funeral services for Anndine “Cookie” Jones, a four-year-old child from Aneth, are scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m. at the Cahone Mesa Church of God. The Navajo Division of Public Safety reports that the body of Jones was discovered along McElmo Creek on April 3, more than three weeks...
The case is finally closed two years after a gate was closed on a corral on Lime Ridge in San Juan County. Mark Franklin, age 63 of Durango, CO, pled no contest before Seventh District Judge Don Torgerson on April 1 to misdemeanor charges of trespassing on trust lands and criminal mischief. A...
The City of Blanding is considering a change that may significantly alter the way that water rates are determined. At the March 26 meeting of the Blanding City Council, Economic Development Director Pratt Redd led a discussion about water rates in Blanding with the question, “How do we brace the...
by Rhett Sifford Staff writer It has been 19 months since SSG Aaron Butler was killed while battling Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan.  This summer, former teammates will honor the Monticello Special Forces soldier with a trail run bearing his name in Eagle, ID. The Inaugural SSG Aaron Butler...
One woman was seriously injured, and her unborn child killed, in a two-car crash at the intersection of Highway 191 and the Needles Overlook road at milepost 93 on March 21. A 2013 Hundai Sonata driven by Lydia Compton, age 28 of Rockland Ranch, was hit by an oncoming FedEx truck when she pulled...

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