San Juan County

Voting district boundaries are redrawn every ten years as government agencies look at populations to make sure districts are equally represented in legislative bodies. This can include the United States House of Representatives, the Utah State Legislature, and even the San Juan County Commission....
The population of San Juan County fell by 1.5 percent over the past 10 years, according to information recently released by the 2020 US Census. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census is conducted in an attempt to count every resident in the United States. The data collected is used to determine...
Elaine Gizler is the new director of Economic Development and Visitor Services for San Juan County. Gizler, who will begin work on August 23, is a familiar face in southeast Utah as she has served in similar positions in Grand County and the Moab Area Travel Council for the past six years. Gizler...
by David Boyle News Director A commonly-traveled route in San Juan County has been closed for 60 days after Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) officials discovered damage under a bridge. On August 5, UDOT announced the extended closure of the Cottonwood Wash Bridge on State Route 95,...
The San Juan County Commission confirmed a new county clerk/auditor, received a report on the final spending of CARES Act funds, and discussed the federal appointment of the director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at their August 3 meeting. At the meeting, the commission confirmed...
Bridge Evaluation Underway for Main Route to Lake Powell from Eastern Utah. The Cottonwood Wash Bridge is closed until further notice on Highway 95, about nine miles west of Blanding. Structural engineers from the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will inspect the bridge today to determine...
The San Juan County Commission approved work on the West Summit road, accepted the resignation of County Clerk/Auditor John David Nielson, and provided comment on a mining remediation project near Fry Canyon at their July 6 meeting. On July 6, Commissioners approved a bid for work on West Summit...
Two San Juan County children were safely returned home after an AMBER Alert was issued. On Thursday, July 8, 16-month old Bailey Begay and her three-month-old brother Braidin Begay were reported abducted from their home located 15 miles north of Aneth. The children were taken from their residence...
There will be a dramatic increase in property taxes for local homeowners when tax assessments are sent to San Juan County property owners in coming weeks. This will occur, despite the fact that the individual taxing entities will not experience an increase in overall collections. It is part of an...
Every ten years the Utah Legislature is constitutionally required to redraw legislative, congressional, and school board district boundaries to reflect changes in population. To accomplish this, the Legislature formed the bipartisan Utah Legislative Redistricting Committee, to gather input from...

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