Spanish Valley

A proposal to amend the Spanish Valley Zoning and Planning map stalled at the August 18 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. The current Planning and Zoning map for the area located in the northern-most portion of the county, adjacent to Moab, was adopted in November 2019. A request was made...
Concern about development in Spanish Valley dominated the June 16 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. Commissioners tabled a recommendation by the county planning commission to approve a “preliminary community structure plan” for more than 5,000 acres of ground held by the School and...
The number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in San Juan County is expected to grow in coming days as the results of a mobile testing unit continue to roll in. The virus has infected residents of most communities in the county, including Blanding, Bluff, Montezuma Creek, Monument Valley, and Navajo...
Planning and zoning issues in Bluff and Spanish Valley, two of the fastest-changing areas of San Juan County, dominated discussion at the February 18 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. A petition signed by 79 Bluff residents and/or property owners asked the Commission to terminate the...
A petition to seek the repeal of new planning and zoning regulations in Spanish Valley has been filed with the San Juan County Clerk. More than 30 packets bearing the signatures of San Juan County voters were presented to Clerk John David Nielson on January 23. If Nielson can verify 1,168 of the...
A group of San Juan County residents from Spanish Valley are initiating a petition process that could put a controversial action by the San Juan County Commission on the ballot. A petition carrying seven signatures was presented to San Juan County Clerk John David Nielson in November. On December 3...
The San Juan County Commission held a relatively quick and quiet meeting on December 3 in Monticello. There was no public comment at the meeting for the first time in several months. Commissioners determined that a citizen petition for a referendum on Spanish Valley zoning ordinances is referable...
The San Juan Health Service District plans to build a new rural health clinic in Spanish Valley.  The district has purchased land and secured funding for the $6.4 million facility, which will be constructed on what is set to become one of the main intersections in the growing community. The...
Master planning in Spanish Valley was the major focus of a marathon meeting of the San Juan County Commission on November 19.   In the end and by a 2-1 vote, Commissioners rejected the recommendations of the San Juan County Planning Commission and adopted a preliminary plan that had been submitted...
A host of issues were discussed at the August 6 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. Mark Vlasic, of Landmark Design, discussed the 180-day moratorium that has been placed on commercial development along Highway 191 in Spanish Valley. Landmark Design, which was hired by San Juan County more...

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