Court Document: Judge Don Torgerson Rules No Fees Will Be Awarded To Willie Grayeyes In Residency Challenge Suit

In late December 2018, San Juan County Commission candidate Kelly Laws sued his opponent in the commission race, Willie Grayeyes, claiming Grayeyes was not a resident of San Juan County. Laws lost the case, and Judge Don Torgerson ruled in January that Grayeyes is eligible to serve as commissioner. On June 26, Torgerson ruled that … Continue reading Court Document: Judge Don Torgerson Rules No Fees Will Be Awarded To Willie Grayeyes In Residency Challenge Suit

San Juan County Commission will begin holding regular meetings on Navajo Nation| The Salt Lake Tribune

Monticello • San Juan County may have only 15,000 residents, but it’s the largest county in Utah by geography, sprawling across 5 million acres of canyons, mountains and rivers in the state’s southeast corner. Driving from the hamlet of Navajo Mountain near Lake Powell to the county seat in Monticello takes over four hours. The … Continue reading San Juan County Commission will begin holding regular meetings on Navajo Nation| The Salt Lake Tribune

A Letter To Our Readers: Changes At The Canyon Echo

Dear readers of the Canyon Echo, Five months ago, I worked with Linda Richmond, former publisher of the Canyon Echo, to bring her remarkable local news source back to life. We've since published numerous articles from the archives, community columns, historic photo retakes, regional poetry, and dozens of news articles. Community support has been beyond … Continue reading A Letter To Our Readers: Changes At The Canyon Echo

Event: Bears Ears Monument Advisory to host its first public meeting on June 5 & 6

The 15-member Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee, which was appointed with some controversy last month, will meet publicly for the first time on June 5 and 6 at the Hideout Community Center in Monticello, Utah. The meeting will be open to the public and will be held on June 5, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. … Continue reading Event: Bears Ears Monument Advisory to host its first public meeting on June 5 & 6

Letter: Shame on the Interior Department for placing monument foes on the Bears Ears Advisory Committee

To the Editor, When President Obama designated Bears Ears National Monument, it was to “preserve its cultural, prehistoric, and historic legacy…for the benefit of all Americans.” However, the Interior Department has selected 15 people, who are resolute monument foes, for the advisory committee that will provide guidance on the managing of the reduced Bears Ears … Continue reading Letter: Shame on the Interior Department for placing monument foes on the Bears Ears Advisory Committee