San Juan County

With a deadline approaching before the filing period closes on March 15, races are beginning to develop for elected office. All three positions on the San Juan County Commission and all five seats on the San Juan School Board are on the November 6 ballot. This is in addition to county-...
San Juan County and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have settled a long-standing lawsuit regarding the county Vote By Mail (VBM) process. The settlement is the next step to resolve a series of voting rights challenges that were initiated by the Navajo Nation. In the settlement...
The 2018 election season is coming soon in San Juan County for elections that could have far-reaching implications for the county. There will be a host of county-wide elections in 2018, including all three members of the San Juan County Commission and all five members of the San Juan...
The San Juan Public Health District recently held a board meeting at their new headquarters in Blanding. Members of the team include: (back left, counter-clockwise) Kirk Benge (Director), Brittney Carlson (Nursing Director), Debbie Benally (board member), Rebecca Benally (board member...
An unidentified man from San Juan County died in a shootout with a Sheriff’s Deputy from Colorado on February 15 near the Ismay Trading Post. The unidentified man was shot and killed after a high-speed chase that began in Colorado, on McElmo Canyon Road between Cortez and Aneth, and...
San Juan County is pursuing funding from the Utah Community Impact Fund that would result in two new buildings in the county. The county will seek $1,759,000 to assist in the construction of an Emergency Operations Center in Monticello and a Senior Citizen Center in Blanding. The...
by Bill Boyle San Juan County has paid outside legal counsel nearly $2 million in the past two years. While the bulk of the legal fees have been to fight three separate lawsuits related to voting rights issues, other legal challenges to the county have added to the tally. In 2016 and...
Attorneys representing the Navajo Nation in its successful voting rights lawsuits against San Juan County are seeking more than $3 million in legal fees from the county. In a January 25 filing in federal court, the attorneys argue that because of the “extraordinarily high level of...
San Juan County and party officials are scratching their heads over setting up and managing new voting precincts in San Juan County. The new precincts are part of the ruling recently approved by Federal Judge Robert Shelby which established new voting districts for seats on the...
As part of an appeal of a federal judge’s ruling to restructure voting districts in the county, San Juan County filed a request on January 19 to delay the full slate of elections that were ordered to take place this year. If the request is approved, there would be two Commission seats...

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