San Juan County Declares Public Health Emergency, Libraries to Close

Update on Friday, March 20, 2020: Libraries in Bluff and Montezuma Creek are now closed. Note: San Juan County Commission Chairman Kenneth Maryboy released the following update on Monday, March 15, 2020. San Juan County has taken a proactive measure by declaring a Public Health State of Emergency. This preventive move is intended to protect … Continue reading San Juan County Declares Public Health Emergency, Libraries to Close

San Juan School District closes its schools through March 27

On Friday, March 13, the San Juan School District announced it will be shutting down all schools through March 27. Remote teaching will continue as will the school breakfast and lunch program. Meals will be available for pick up at school locations during posted hours. There are currently no known cases of the novel coronavirus … Continue reading San Juan School District closes its schools through March 27

To Stop Coronavirus In Its Tracks, Here’s Your Guide To 5 Degrees Of Separation

Editor's Note: The Canyon Echo will be publishing Covid-19 updates related to southeast Utah and republishing content like this story that gives context and tips for the coronavirus outbreak. Please get in touch if you have questions, suggestions or concerns: groatnotes@gmail.com By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News March 16, 2020 As the number of coronavirus … Continue reading To Stop Coronavirus In Its Tracks, Here’s Your Guide To 5 Degrees Of Separation

‘Hair Tells the Weather’ takes top prizes at Second Navajo Film Festival

Shiprock, NM – The Second Annual Navajo Film Festival took place this weekend at the Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock, NM. Ní’tsíí Níłtsą Yaahaalne’ (Hair Tells the Weather) by Cherylee Francis was the clear favorite of both the panel of judges and audience, taking both the Audience Choice Prize and First Place overall. … Continue reading ‘Hair Tells the Weather’ takes top prizes at Second Navajo Film Festival

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

Letter: Bluff Town Council should rethink their objection to solar farm

Dear Editor: It is completely reasonable that citizens of Bluff view any SITLA decision with a jaundiced eye. Take the sale of land along Comb Ridge to Lyman Family Farms: It was hinted that the land would be put to agricultural purposes, but we have yet to see sheep grazing on slick rock or melons … Continue reading Letter: Bluff Town Council should rethink their objection to solar farm