San Juan County

The Gunnison sage grouse, an endangered species with a very small population in San Juan County, is the focus of a draft recovery plan recently released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The federal agency is asking for public comments on the conservation actions necessary to stop population...
David Long, Superintendent of Beaver County School District, remembers clearly the moment he realized just how powerful a tool technology could be for student learning.  “I was working at Logan County School District as the Director of Education and Technical Service, and it was the first day we...
by Terry Messmer Utah State University Extension wildlife specialist In recent weeks, reports of cougar sightings have increased across Utah. The cougar, Puma concolor, is known as the mountain lion, puma, screamer, or panther. They are readily recognized by their tawny color, white muzzle and long...
Search and Rescue volunteers have been busy recently, with two highly technical operations in San Juan County. On October 27, crews responded to Little Balley’s Road, where two hikers had fallen approximately 30 feet while descending into the canyon.  One hiker had a head wound and the other...
The licensure of an aggregate and hot mix asphalt plant in Spanish Valley was the topic of significant discussion at the November 5 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. Commissioners felt pressured to act as they faced a November 8 deadline for public comment on the licensure decision by the...
Cold and dry was the story in October in San Juan County, as the string of dryer-than-normal months begins to grow. The dry month is similar to 2017, but in marked contrast to one year ago, when area communities received several inches of precipitation to mark the end of a prior drought. For...
While the November 5 election features a single question for San Juan County voters, the special election is getting more and more complicated. The ballot question asks if a committee should be formed to consider a change in the San Juan County form of government.  Ballots have been mailed to...
by Carter Pape The Times-Independent As protestors stood silently around the room with signs advocating to “keep public lands in public hands” and to “protect wild Utah,” Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, broke the fourth wall on Friday, October 25, during a roundtable discussion in Moab to say that “not a...
Despite the fact that San Juan County is already the highest-taxed county in the state by percentage, a property tax increase of 22.9 percent is being considered by three separate entities associated with San Juan County.  A notice to residents of the potential tax change was approved at the...
The number of students in the San Juan School District grew by 15 students over the past year, the first increase in five years. The modest increase was driven by 21 more students in the schools in Monument Valley, 12 more students in the Blanding schools. Enrollment dropped in the three smallest...

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