San Juan County

DUST IN THE WIND Several years of increasingly bitter feelings – many of them expressed at length over the years on social media – boiled over at the recent town hall meetings.   In addition to familiar expressions of frustration and concern, there were also expressions that exhibit a variety of...
Mack McDonald
Mack McDonald has been hired as the new San Juan County Administrator.  The hiring was approved at the August 20 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. Commission Chair Kenneth Maryboy announced that the county went through an extensive recruitment and evaluation process.  “We are excited to...
A special election in November will ask voters in San Juan County if a committee should be formed to consider a change in county government. The election is scheduled after five county residents successfully submitted a petition. County Clerk John David Nielson said that the group submitted several...
A host of issues were discussed at the August 6 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. Mark Vlasic, of Landmark Design, discussed the 180-day moratorium that has been placed on commercial development along Highway 191 in Spanish Valley. Landmark Design, which was hired by San Juan County more...
Summer fading into the past means one thing, a new school year is upon us.  How exciting is this!   I wish to personally welcome back our nearly 3,000 student scholars to our schools.  Speaking on behalf of our great staff, I can say with certainty it is our greatest honor and privilege to be part...
The opening day of school is just around the corner for the San Juan School District! This time of year is associated with anticipation, excitement, achievement, sociality, and community. Truly, in small communities, nothing brings people together quite like the schools. This year, there are some...
San Juan County has withdrawn all appeals of the voting rights lawsuits that resulted in new voting districts in the county. By a unanimous vote on July 29, the San Juan County Commission withdrew all appeals. The decision was made after a special meeting of the Commission that included a lengthy...
“There’s Magic in the Air at the San Juan County Fair” is the theme of the 2019 San Juan County Fair, which runs August 3-10 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Monticello. The fair is a culmination of months of hard work and preparation by local residents and will showcase the talent and skill...
Life is a journey. That’s the way Bluff Dwellings Resort and Spa creator Jared Berrett sees it. He and his family have made it their mission to celebrate every day and he wants to help others do the same. That sentiment is reflected in the slogan he attached to his new resort tucked into the...
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday unanimously affirmed the voting rights decision that resulted in a Navajo-majority control of San Juan County. In its ruling, the appeals court upheld the Utah District Court’s decision that San Juan County had violated the constitutional rights of...

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