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San Juan County and the Navajo Department of Transportation (NDOT) have come to an agreement about the maintenance of a handful of roads used as school bus routes in the southern portion of the county. An agreement between the two entities was signed on February 24 at a ceremony at Teec Nos Pos, AZ...
Official voting for the 2020 Best of San Juan Awards are now open to the public. Anyone can head to the chamber website, at sanjuancountychamber.com, to vote for their favorite local businesses. You can even check and see which businesses are pulling ahead in votes. This March, the San Juan County...
Police staffing issues were the chief concern at the February 11 meeting of the Monticello City Council. The police department has three police officers, making time off and 24-hour staffing throughout the week an issue. Officers report frequent burnout.   With one officer leaving the department,...
Improvements at Gooseneck State Park were discussed at length at the February 12 meeting of the Blanding City Council. The Council also discussed a 10-year capital projects plan. A letter from the City to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) addresses proposed improvements at Goosenecks State Park,...
by Bill Boyle San Juan Record Editor The high cost for students to participate in school activities – and fee waivers for students from low income families – is the focus of a major initiative by the San Juan School District. The school board is moving closer to approving “spend plans” for all...
Two San Juan County residents are currently being “actively monitored” after returning from areas of China where the coronavirus is actively spreading. Officials state that the two local residents are not infected with the virus, but are being monitored due to their potential exposure to the virus...
On December 20, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service approved the Bears Ears National Monument plans. The newly approved plans for the Indian Creek and Shash Jáa units of the monument provide guidance for the future management of lands and resources that are important to residents...
The Utah State legislature is being asked to contribute to a development effort for the Westwater community west of Blanding. The project could total $2 million, with the legislature asked to contribute $500,000. The contribution will be added to similar $500,000 contributions from the Navajo...
The Blanding City Council discussed a number of issues at their January 28 meeting, including capital projects and economic development. Kara Laws, representing the Blanding Chapter of the San Juan Chamber of Commerce, asked the City Council to set aside some of the city’s capital projects funds to...
A petition to seek the repeal of new planning and zoning regulations in Spanish Valley has been filed with the San Juan County Clerk. More than 30 packets bearing the signatures of San Juan County voters were presented to Clerk John David Nielson on January 23. If Nielson can verify 1,168 of the...

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