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by Jeff Simon Hideout Golf Club PGA Professional The challenges just kept coming for the senior golfers and women golfers at this past weekend’s Hideout Senior Amateur and Hideout Women’s Amateur. On top of the usual narrow fairways and confusing greens, the golfers were greeted by wind, rain, and...
San Juan running back Zack Conway scampers up the sideline for a gain as the Broncos defeat Layton Christian Academy 46-38 in their first game of the year on August 12. The Broncos head north to play Summit Academy on Friday, August 19.  Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor It took all night, but the San Juan High School football team finally outlasted the Layton Christian Eagles this past Friday, August 12 in the first game of the 2022 season for a 46-38 win on the Broncos’ home field. It was a hard-fought marathon affair that lasted...
by David Boyle News Director The Monticello football season kicks of with a game against Rich High School in Monticello at 7:00 pm Friday Aug 19. The game will be the school’s introduction to eight-player football. Other teams in Utah’s inaugural eight-player league include Monument Valley and...
Bronco harriers have a very positive outlook as they get set to open the 2022 season The San Juan High School cross country team is set to begin their season this Saturday, August 13 at the Boggy Draw Bear Chase in Dolores, CO. Teams from Monticello, Mancos, and of course Dolores will also compete...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor When the San Juan High School football team kicks off the 2022 football season at home this Friday, August 13 against the Layton Christian Eagles it will have been exactly nine months since they won the 2021 2A Utah State Football Championship over Beaver at Weber...
The 2022 Abajo Enduro will bring mountain bikers into the Abajo Mountains in San Juan County for some intense downhill riding and competition this Friday and Saturday, August 5-6. The annual race has grown every year since it began in 2014 and has become a very popular event among the sport’s...
by Jeff Simon Hideout Golf Club PGA Professional When a golfer has one eye on the golf course and the other on the weather the result is usually unpredictable. That’s what happened this weekend at the annual Hideout Golf Club Amateur. Heavy rains early in the week made the 18-hole layout virtually...
Young golfers hone their putting skills during one of the Hideout Golf Course summer junior golf clinics. The players are learning the fundamentals and etiquette of the game during the clinics, which extend through August 10. The first two events drew around 50 students, mostly from Blanding and Monticello.  Jeff Simon photo
by Jeff Simon Hideout Golf Club PGA Professional As part of the City of Monticello’s Pioneer Day celebration, the Hideout Golf Club hosted its first ever long drive contest this past Saturday, July 23. The 45 participating golfers were forced to battle the rain and wind during the contest but that...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor With the opening kickoff of the 2022 football season for local high schools less than a month away, the Deseret News has released its annual preseason rankings for teams in all six classifications across the state. Locally, the defending 2A state champion San Juan...
The sun sets on another beautiful day at the Hideout Golf Club in Monticello in 2019. In 2022, after a third year of extended drought, the course is experiencing significant turf challenges. However, at the same time, the course was recently named the top course in the state and the 36th top-rated course in the nation by GolfWeek Magazine. Staci Hoggard photo
by Bill Boyle Editor The Hideout Golf Club in Monticello has been named the top golf course in the state of Utah and one of the top courses in the United States, at the same time the course is struggling through the challenges of extended drought. Golf Week magazine’s annual list of the top courses...

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