San Juan County

By Marah Long Contributing Writer From 1941 to 1960, Monticello was home to a federally managed uranium mill. The mill used to take up residence on the south end of town in an area we now know as the Cancer Memorial Mill Site. The mill site brought jobs and growth to the small town, but along with...
by Bill Boyle SJR Editor The San Juan Health District has secured $30 million in funding from the State of Utah to replace the San Juan Hospital in Monticello. As a result, the oldest hospital in the State of Utah, built in the 1950s, will be replaced by a brand-new 41,000-square foot facility on...
by David Boyle News Director Members of the San Juan County Commission moved closer to operating it’s own Children’s Justice Center, approved language assistance contracts, and marketing of Monticello cancer screening at their latest meeting. Members of the San Juan County Commission approved a...
On March 5, many political parties will hold neighborhood caucus nights in various locations throughout San Juan County. The Republican and Democrat events are all scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Officials from both parties encourage participants to pre-register for the events. For Republicans, those...
Monticello resident Natalie Randall was honored by Utah Business as one of the 30 Women to Watch at a May 2023 event.
Natalie Randall is the new Managing Director of the Utah Office of Tourism and Film. The appointment was announced by Ryan Starks, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity. Randall, a longtime resident of Monticello until recently, served as Economic Development and...
The state of Utah is withdrawing its support of a proposed land swap of state trust lands in the Bears Ears National Monument for federal lands elsewhere in San Juan County and the rest of the state. Utah elected Republican leaders took the action saying the federal government is “ignoring good...
Members of the San Juan County commission approved updates to Senior Center policies, approved an upgrade to ballot machines, and approved letters of support for economic opportunities at their latest meeting. Members of the commission approved an update to the senior center policy and procedure...
The pallets are loaded and crews are ready at the new Utah Food Bank headquarters in Blanding.  The facility is setfor ribbon-cutting ceremnoies on February 7 and opening to patrons on February 8.  Courtesy photo
by Sally Jack Contributing writer Utah Food Bank announces the opening of its new Southeastern Distribution Center and Food Pantry in Blanding. Construction on the 18,000 square foot facility began more than a year ago under general contractor Tri-Hurst Construction of Blanding, with subcontractors...
A four-day jury trial is schedule in June for Sage Jennings Daves, age 22 of Dove Creek, CO. Seventh District Judge Don M. Torgerson bound over Daves for trial after a January 16 preliminary hearing. Daves is charged with first degree felony murder in the August 27, 2023 death of San Juan County...
by David Boyle News Director San Juan County is conducting a Housing Needs Assessment. The assessment is being conducted by Points Consulting and is aimed at identifying housing demand in the area. As part of the assessment, five public meetings will be held throughout the county from January 29...

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