San Juan County

The San Juan County Commission approved a resolution at their July 21 meeting which “condemns racism, bigotry, hate, and violence at any level.” The resolution was triggered “by the ongoing tragic events occurring across the country.” The resolution, which was approved unanimously, says the...
The San Juan County Commission opposed a letter of support for a proposed September 2020 oil and gas lease sale on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The action occurred on July 7 in an electronic Commission meeting that was disrupted by poor audio. Commissioner Willie...
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has begun construction efforts to preserve the life of a metal arch bridge spanning the San Juan River at Mexican Hat.   Work crews are setting up scaffolding under the Jason R. Workman Memorial Bridge to facilitate repairs that will encompass the...
The theme of the 2020 San Juan County Fair is “In An Uncertain Year, Your Fair Family’s Here.” It will be the twentieth county fair Anna Fredericks has organized. It will also be the most different county fair she has organized. Part of the challenge, Fredericks said, has been simply getting word...
Republicans participated in a June 30 primary election that helped set the ballots for the statewide general election and determined the winners of three positions in San Juan County. San Juan County Clerk John David Nielson released updated vote totals on July 2. The update added 755 ballots to...
Entering the final week before the 2020 Republican Primary Election on Tuesday, June 30, San Juan County Clerk John David Nielson reports, “Everything is moving along like normal.” Nielson said his office has received 1,200 returned ballots of the approximately 2,900 that were mailed to every...
San Juan County Commissioners have approved a slight property tax decrease for county residents. On June 16, the commission adopted a certified tax rate that would drop the San Juan County portion of property taxes on a $200,000 home from $396.55 to $389.84. The county portion of property taxes on...
Concern about development in Spanish Valley dominated the June 16 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. Commissioners tabled a recommendation by the county planning commission to approve a “preliminary community structure plan” for more than 5,000 acres of ground held by the School and...
A sixth San Juan County resident has died from the coronavirus.  The San Juan Public Health Department reports that a man under the age of 60 from the Montezuma Creek area passed away in the past week. While the virus has spread in communities throughout the county, it remains primarily focused in...
With a garden- and property-destroying hail storm, snow and freezing temperatures, power outages, and a previously unrecorded weather phenomenon, Mother Nature sent a message to San Juan County in a series of wild storms in the past week.  A rare derecho wind storm originated on June 6 near Navajo...

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