Outdoors

A young visitor to San Juan County was grateful to see Search and Rescue crews on June 15 after falling ill while on a San Juan River trip.  The crews responded to a campsite on the river just north of Mexican Hat.  Eventually, Classic Air of Moab flew the patient to the hospital. Crews who...
The backcountry in San Juan County is wild. Beautiful, untamed, unusual. Those searching for authentic experiences in nature tend to end up here. But sometimes, they end up being the ones who are searched for. Recent numbers show that more than 1,400 people are rescued by search and rescue teams in...
Of the thousands of Native American rock art panels in the Southwest, none are older than Barrier Canyon pictographs found throughout the Colorado Plateau and concentrated along rivers, especially the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers. From tiny five-inch animal figures to stunning eight-...
If you’d like to introduce someone to fishing or you’d like to give fishing a try but don’t have a fishing license, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) Free Fishing Day is the perfect opportunity. The annual event is this Saturday, June 8, and allows anyone to fish at any public waterbody...
San Juan County residents live in one of the most glorious locations in the country (many would say in the world). That strong and maybe slightly biased opinion was backed up by some fact – or at least objective opinion – when GPS fleet management and vehicle tracking company Geotab ranked the 50...
July 9, 1938 ~ May 1, 2019 On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Warren Alford “Al” Barton, passed away at age 80 in his home in Central Valley, UT from complications due to acute myeloid leukemia. Al was born July 9, 1938 in Moab, the eighth child of Lloyd Lional and Willamelia Frost Barton. He was the first...
A new exhibit features two pottery vessels found by two groups of San Juan County residents. The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum is inaugurating the “New to the Edge” exhibit with artifacts that are new or recent additions to the museum’s collections. On Easter 2014, Steve and Donna Jensen...
Blue or Purple Mustard is a weed that seems to be growing on every piece of property in San Juan County. San Juan County Weed Supervisor Monty Perkins says there are several things that can be done to help control the weed. This weed is a winter annual that sprouts in the fall and flowers in the...
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will add three new wildlife passages under US-191 south of Monticello and fill in a wildlife fencing gap this summer. When completed, the wildlife fencing will fill the gap, extending the fence from just south of Monticello to south of Devils Canyon on...
The plentiful snowpack of the past winter will benefit the Colorado River Basin through increased runoff to crucial reservoirs, according to a Bureau of Reclamation study released on April 15. With the improved hydrology, Lake Powell’s operation for water year 2019 will shift to a balancing release...

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