Tag: San Juan County Commission

Convicted lawbreaker becomes new Utah lawmaker

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — He was a convicted misdemeanor lawbreaker; now he’s a new Utah lawmaker. Phil Lyman, former San Juan County Commissioner, who led a ride five years ago in Recapture Canyon—which was off limits to ATVs—was sworn in Monday as a new state representative. “Do you regret anything about the ATV ride?“

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‘I’m sure it’s a culture shock for most of you’: Navajos take the majority on the San Juan County Commission

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Read it in its entirety here. Monticello • After a hard-won and historic victory that will shift the body from a long-standing white Republican majority to a Democratic and American Indian one, the new San Juan County Commission took the oath of office in a packed ceremony Monday. The occasion was met with celebration from many in southeastern Utah who hope

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County Government Needs You

Within 10 minutes of meeting someone, I can’t help but ask if they’re registered to vote. I’m the worst, I know. I’m sure it’s not doing me any favors in the dating scene, but I can’t help myself. The responses I often get are “no, it doesn’t matter” or something to that effect. With nationwide

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Judge: Clerk Falsified Complaint Against Navajo Candidate

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge who ordered a Utah county to put a Navajo man back on the ballot has determined the county clerk violated state law by improperly dating the residency complaint and by overstepping his role. U.S. District Judge David Nuffer said in his written decision filed Thursday night that Democrat Willie Grayeyes’

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