San Juan County

On February 6, Friends of Cedar Mesa filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging federal oil and gas leases on lands in San Juan County managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). On the same day, Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that the BLM generated $1.1 billion ...
San Juan County Sheriff Jason Torgerson’s office in the public safety building is big and bright. A window on the west side lets in the afternoon sun, almost enough to make you forget the office is housed in a jail. He’s getting a new computer set up, and the office is relatively bare. Sheriff...
After decades of a Republican majority on the San Juan County Commission, a new Democrat-controlled Commission is signaling a number of changes in San Juan County. The Commission considered several issues at the February 5 Commission work meeting. Commission Chairman Kenneth Maryboy introduced...
A massive infrastructure development project, totaling more than $11 million, is setting the stage for continued growth and development of Spanish Valley. The project is bringing water and sewer services to the area. The infrastructure will bring needed services to the current residents of Spanish...
Seventh District Judge Don Torgerson has ruled that San Juan County Commissioner Willie Grayeyes is a resident of San Juan County and eligible to serve as Commissioner. The ruling states, "The Court has no problem concluding that Grayeyes maintains his principal place of residence in...
by Easton Bowring Judge Don Torgerson heard more than eight hours of testimony in a marathon hearing in Seventh District Court on January 22. The hearing was for a civil lawsuit filed by Blanding resident Kelly Laws which alleges that San Juan County Commissioner Willie Grayeyes is not...
In depth coverage of residency hearing The residency of San Juan County Commissioner Willie Grayeyes was the topic of a lengthy hearing on January 22 before Judge Don M. Torgerson in Seventh District Court in Monticello. A ruling by Judge Torgerson was expected on January 28, but had...
The San Juan School District will not participate in two Community Reinvestment Agency (CRA) projects. In a unanimous vote at the January 22 board meeting, the school board declined participation in projects that would have assisted the Bluff Dwellings project in Bluff and a proposed...
The residency of San Juan County Commissioner Willie Grayeyes was the topic of a lengthy hearing on January 22 before Judge Don M. Torgerson in Seventh District Court in Monticello. The court received eight hours of testimony from both sides of the civil dispute between Grayeyes and...
It appears there will be no criminal charges related to the initial March 2018 complaint which challenged the residency of Willie Grayeyes after County Attorneys declined to file charges. In the past week, the office of the Grand County Attorney announced that it would not file charges...

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