San Juan County

The San Juan County Commission confirmed a new county clerk/auditor, received a report on the final spending of CARES Act funds, and discussed the federal appointment of the director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at their August 3 meeting. At the meeting, the commission confirmed...
Bridge Evaluation Underway for Main Route to Lake Powell from Eastern Utah. The Cottonwood Wash Bridge is closed until further notice on Highway 95, about nine miles west of Blanding. Structural engineers from the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will inspect the bridge today to determine...
The San Juan County Commission approved work on the West Summit road, accepted the resignation of County Clerk/Auditor John David Nielson, and provided comment on a mining remediation project near Fry Canyon at their July 6 meeting. On July 6, Commissioners approved a bid for work on West Summit...
Two San Juan County children were safely returned home after an AMBER Alert was issued. On Thursday, July 8, 16-month old Bailey Begay and her three-month-old brother Braidin Begay were reported abducted from their home located 15 miles north of Aneth. The children were taken from their residence...
There will be a dramatic increase in property taxes for local homeowners when tax assessments are sent to San Juan County property owners in coming weeks. This will occur, despite the fact that the individual taxing entities will not experience an increase in overall collections. It is part of an...
Every ten years the Utah Legislature is constitutionally required to redraw legislative, congressional, and school board district boundaries to reflect changes in population. To accomplish this, the Legislature formed the bipartisan Utah Legislative Redistricting Committee, to gather input from...
John David Nielson has submitted his resignation as San Juan County Clerk/Auditor. In a letter presented to Commissioners on June 23, Nielson explained, “I feel that it is the right thing to do for myself and for my family as I move on to the next chapter of my life.” Nielson has accepted a job...
The San Juan County Commission approved the certified property tax rate, reluctantly approved a resolution for a tax appeal, and received updates on the Pack Creek fire at their June 15 meeting. The county adopted the Certified Tax Rate for 2021. It is the property tax rate that keeps county...
A simple unattended campfire on June 9 has grown into a massive wildfire on the northern and western flanks of the La Sal Mountains. By June 15, the Pack Creek Fire had burned more than 8,435 acres, destroyed a number of homes, and threatened dozens more. A small army of more than 425 fire-...
A dramatic increase in home prices triggered an across-the-board increase in property tax values for homes in San Juan County. Even though, in theory, the adjustments are supposed to have a corresponding decrease in tax rates, it appears as if homeowners in San Juan County will have a sizeable...

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