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Mack McDonald, the new San Juan County Administrator, recently took some time from a very busy schedule to meet with the San Juan Record. McDonald began his new position on September 23, replacing Interim Administrator David Everitt as the key county employee in sprawling San Juan County. He moves...
Despite a dry end to the recently-completed water year, San Juan County experienced a remarkable wet year. The water year runs from October 1 to September 30 every year. In the past year, Monticello received 136 percent of normal precipitation, including receiving ten feet of snow.  Monticello had...
A group of elected officials met on Wednesday, October 2 in Blanding, including Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Congressman John Curtis.  The group included tribal, federal, state, county, and community leaders. According to President Nez, the focus of the discussion was “how the entities...
DUST IN THE WIND The San Juan Record is making progress as we continue the transition into our “2020 Vision” for the future. We hope you enjoy the transition and have patience as we work through the inevitable challenges. We are moving ahead one month into the transition to our new printing...
The authors of two books focusing on the Bears Ears will visit the San Juan Record Bookstore on Thursday, October 17 at 7 p.m. The bookstore is located at 49 South Main Street in Monticello. Steven Strom and Rebecca Robinson will make a brief presentation and be available to visit and sign copies...
A social media threat on September 30 has resulted in an increased law enforcement presence at San Juan High School. School officials state that the threat to the school has been addressed and there is no imminent danger to students or staff. Officials were unable to provide details on who made the...
A tax increase may be coming to property owners in San Juan County.  The county introduced the possibility at a Commission meeting in Blanding on October 1. The tax increase may be coming from three separate county taxing entities, with a comparatively small increase from the county library and...
The Monticello City Council held two public hearings on September 17 and considered a number of changes to city policy and ordinances. The city is considering changes on how Loyds Lake is managed.  In the past, the reservoir has been managed as if it were a city park. This has created some...
The San Juan School Board met on September 11 at Whitehorse High School in Montezuma Creek. Business Administrator Kyle Hosler provided a brief update of the progress on construction projects for Bluff Elementary School and the Montezuma Creek Elementary School gymnasium. Both projects are...
San Juan County will pay $2.6 million in legal fees to make a settlement in the massive voting rights lawsuit between the county and the Navajo Nation.  The settlement was approved at a special meeting of the San Juan County Commission on September 24. The $2.6 million is for the Navajo Nation...

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