Outdoors

by Rhett Sifford San Juan County nordic skiers are lucky according to Jason Johnson, who brought his love of the sport to Monticello all the way from Vermont. He grew up skiing with his family there and has made it his ambition to share that joy with San Juan County residents. To that...
Alexander Schulz, a German slackliner, will attempt a world record feat crossing between two hot air balloons that will be flying over the mountains in Monument Valley at an altitude of 4,920 feet this week. The attempt will be a world record if the daring slackliner is able to pull it...
There appears to be a massive die-off of juniper trees in San Juan County, and the cause of the problem is not yet known. Dr. Kay Shumway is anxious to determine just what is causing the problem. There are literally millions of the trees in San Juan County. They are known locally as...
by Rhett Sifford ROAM Industry is working hard to become the center of human-powered outdoor adventure in San Juan County. ROAM is the brainchild of Dustin and Natalie Randall, located in the former Trailside gas station on North Main Street in Monticello.  The mission is to be the...
A golden eagle is expected to recover after having a tough day in San Juan County on August 2. A truck driver reports that he was traveling northbound at highway speeds near the Monticello airport when the eagle flew alongside the truck and then swooped into his front windshield. The...
More than 40 riders participated in the fifth annual Abajo Enduro race series on August 3 and 4. It was the largest group yet to enjoy the three-race mountain bike series on the Abajo Mountains. Overall winner was Sam Shryack of Moab. He completed the series in a time of 45:50, four...
Registration is still open for the fifth-annual mountain-biking Abajo Enduro event. Both attendees and racers can enjoy the beauty of Monticello, UT. Mountain bikers won’t want to miss the various landscapes showcased in the fifth annual Abajo Enduro race taking place Friday and...
by Merri Allyson Platt Approximately 25 workers from the Forest Service offices in Monticello and Moab gathered on June 6 near the Fourth Hole at the Hideout Golf Course in Monticello.  The young volunteers were under the direction of Recreation Specialist Zachary Lowe and Brian Murdock...
by Easton Bowring A new portion of the historic Hole in the Rock Pioneer Trail is now open for hikers and sightseers. Sitting at the most northern part of the San Juan County portion of the trail, this 1.8 miles is all that is left of the natural path going through the cedars on Cedar...
A local man was seriously injured in an April 26 fall while hunting for antler sheds alone near Montezuma Canyon. Jared Crane, age 39 of Monticello, spent the night in the canyon before he was discovered by Search and Rescue volunteers the following day. It was nearly 24 hours after...

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