San Juan County

by Rhett Sifford The San Juan County Commission considered the pros and cons of creating a special service district for the county public health department at their July 25 meeting. County Public Health Director Kirk Benge reported to the commission that he spoke with directors of all...
by Rhett Sifford San Juan County residents have an opportunity to voice their opinion regarding a proposed fee increase at the San Juan County Landfill and all county transfer stations and drop box locations. The San Juan County Commission will hold a public meeting at 11:30 a.m. on...
Criminal charges have been dropped against an environmental activist from Durango, CO after a hearing in a Utah Court of Appeals. A trial in Seventh District Court in Price will proceed for similar charges against her husband. Rose Chilcoat and Mark Franklin had faced misdemeanor and...
by Bill Boyle, San Juan Record Editor At a court hearing on July 2, Federal Judge Robert Shelby summarily rejected a motion to reopen the contentious voting district lawsuit, with a lecture to attorneys to work together to solve problems rather than running to the federal court when...
A full week after the June 26 election, the race for Mayor in Bluff is still not completely cleared up. Marcia Hadenfeldt and Ann Leppanen are within a handful of votes in a very tight race.  Leppanen, a write-in candidate, pulled ahead in the latest results released by San Jun County...
Preliminary results in the June 26 election show clear winners in several races, but other races that are still too close to call. These numbers were released at midnight. There are still approximately 200 provisional ballots to count, along with mailed copies with a correct mail date...
Elections issues in San Juan County were the focus of several filings in federal court in the past week, during the run-up to the June 26 primary election. Separate filings dealt with the San Juan County Commission candidacy of Willie Grayeyes and with the manner in which the election...
by Bill Boyle On June 12, a motion was filed asking Federal Judge Robert Shelby to reopen the original voting rights case because of allegations that San Juan County and County Clerk John David Nielson had failed to implement Shelby’s orders regarding the new voting districts. The...
Willie Grayeyes and Terry Whitehat recently filed an action against Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox, San Juan County Clerk John David Nielsen, San Juan County Attorney Kendall Laws, San Juan County Sheriff’s Deputy Colby Turk, and county resident Wendy Black. The basis of the...
The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) has been ordered to pay the court costs for filing a lawsuit against the San Juan County Commission. Seventh District Judge Lyle R. Anderson ruled that SUWA violated “Rule 11” by filing the action, which argued that meetings between San Juan...

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