San Juan County

The San Juan School District in southeastern Utah received a grant for almost a million dollars from the U.S. Department of Education last month.

“It’s a lot of money,” said Lynnette Johnson, Student Support Services director for the San Juan School District. “It’s just a lot of money.”

Johnson helped write the grant, and says because the $986,570 from the Department of Education is supplemental to the district’s existing budget, it will help students even more.

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Wednesday’s auction of state trust lands in Utah netted $5.5 million for schools and other trust beneficiaries, but drew concern from conservationists, hunters, and others concerned about public access to the newly privatized parcels.

Voices from the Bears Ears Debate

Jul 21, 2016
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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell's visit to Bluff brought over 1,000 people from all over the county, state, and country. My editor and I got to the Bluff Community Center early, registered as members of the media, and found a seat near the front of the room.

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San Juan County, Utah is in the national news, given the recent finding of Voting Rights Act violations and the proposed Bears Ears National Monument.  But is the national media painting with a broad brush that doesn't reflect a deeper story? Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly talked with Bill Boyle, editor of the San Juan Record in Monticello, Utah to learn what we might be missing in the narrative that's emerging on the national stage about San Juan County, Utah.

Jon Austria / Farmington Daily Times

A fire that broke out Monday night at an oil-well site in San Juan County, New Mexico, was allowed to continue burning Tuesday after firefighters decided it would be safest to let it die on its own because it was too hot to approach. The Farmington Daily-Times reports about 36 oil-storage tanks were on fire at a five-acre WPX Energy site just off U.S. Highway 550 near Nageezi. More than 50 people had to be evacuated, but no injuries were reported.

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