San Juan County

Preliminary conceptual plans have been released for new boundaries for the voting districts that are used to select members of the San Juan County Commission and the San Juan School Board. The boundaries are being redrawn after a lawsuit was filed by the Navajo Nation which argues that...
by Bill Boyle, San Juan Record Editor Conceptual plans have been released for new boundaries for the voting districts that select members of the San Juan County Commission and the San Juan School Board. The boundaries are being redrawn after a lawsuit was filed by the Navajo Nation that...
Voting districts in San Juan County will be the focus of public hearings on November 16 at the Hideout Community Center in Monticello and the Bluff Community Center. The hearing in Monticello will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., while the meeting in Bluff is from 3:30 to 5:30...
A couple from Durango, CO will face trial in 2018 for charges related to livestock endangerment. Rose Chilcoat and her husband, Mark Kevin Franklin, were bound over for trial at a preliminary hearing on November 2 in the Seventh District Court. Chilcoat has a January 31, 2018 jury trial...
Two recently reconstructed roads were dedicated on October 12. More than $3.75 million was spent on the new roads, which are on heavily traveled school bus routes near Montezuma Creek. The completed work is one step in the massive effort to address the serious road challenges in San...
New voting districts will be in place by mid-December for the San Juan County Commission and the San Juan School District. The boundaries for the districts, however, have yet to be determined. Federal Judge Robert Shelby recently appointed Dr. Bernard Grofman to serve as a “Special...
Road closures and road openings have moved front and center in San Juan County, with three separate incidents gaining the attention of area residents. In the past week, several small roads were “obliterated” on land managed by the U.S. Forest Service within the current boundaries of...
Charlie DeLorme was inducted in the Utah Tourism Hall of Fame Thursday September 14 at the state’s annual Tourism Conference in Vernal, Utah. Charlie worked for more than a decade as the director of tourism and eceonimic development for SAn Juan County. DeLorme joins other San Juan...
In a marathon preliminary hearing before Seventh District Judge George Harmond on August 25, attorneys for San Juan County Sheriff Rick Eldredge and two of his deputies submitted a motion to dismiss all charges against their clients. The six-hour preliminary hearing included testimony...
Property values in San Juan County dropped by approximately 3.4 percent in 2017, representing a $29 million drop in the local tax base. According to figures released by the San Juan County Assessor, the total value of taxable properties in San Juan County is approximately $817 million....

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