San Juan County

By Jordan WintersSJR/USC intern A variety of characters were among the 50 or so passengers on the plane to Grand Junction. There were young solo adventurers and bubbly older couples whom I helped with luggage. But when I finally got settled in, I came to the realization that I was the...
By Dan Toomey & Tommy BrooksbankSJR/USC interns Aside from covering our everyday news beat for the Record, as student journalists, we also came to San Juan County to ask residents about their honest opinions of the news media: “I’m going to be nice… no, I’m not going to be nice.”...
By Rachel ParsonsContributing reporters: Dan Toomey and Jordan Winters There are many disagreements in San Juan County — political and social, cultural and ethnic, industrial and environmental. The fight over the boundary of Bears Ears National Monument is emblematic of these disputes....
by Bill Boyle A dedicated group of undergraduate students from the University of Southern California (USC) spent two weeks immersed in the local stories of San Juan County as “interns” for the San Juan Record. They have helped to create a 16-page supplement for this issue of the...
A tsunami of filings in the case against two environmental activists eventually resulted in a stay of the trial date. Rose Chilcoat and Mark Franklin, of Durango, CO, were set for a trial this week before Seventh District Judge Lyle R. Anderson. The trial has been delayed after a...
by Dan Toomey and Tommy Brooksbank, SJR/USC interns Dozens of activists and White Mesa residents marched along Highway 191 Saturday demanding action against the White Mesa uranium mill. The protest began at the White Mesa Community Center with participants sharing stories of alleged...
San Juan County Clerk John David Nielson has determined that Willie Grayeyes, a Democratic candidate for the San Juan County Commission, is not a resident of the second voting district. As a result, Grayeyes has been removed from the ballot for the November 6 general election in a...
The May 23 trial of two environmental activists in Seventh District Court has been moved from Monticello to Price. Mark Franklin and Rose Chilcoat face charges, including felony charges, for an April 2017 incident at a corral on Lime Ridge, between Bluff and Mexican Hat. The trial has...
San Juan County Clerk John David Nielson has yet to rule on a challenge to the residency of San Juan County Commission candidate Willie Grayeyes. The stakes and the emotions are high on this issue, which combines racial and political tensions in a high-stakes race which may change the...
Defense attorneys have filed a flurry of motions leading up to the planned May 23 trial in Seventh District Court of a married couple from Durango, CO. Rose Chilcoat and Mark Kevin Franklin face a number of charges related to an incident involving livestock on Lime Ridge, between Bluff...

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