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This newsroom contains all the features on San Juan County Economic Development and Utah's Canyon Country.

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White Mesa Mill Lay Offs

  • Posted On: 1/16/20 at 03:05 PM
  • Category: Economic Development
Energy Fuels laying off 24 workers in San Juan County. Energy Fuels, the operator of the White Mesa Uranium Mill, announced the layoff of 24 employees in San Juan County. 12 workers at the mill south of Blanding are affected and 12 employees working at their La Sal Complex uranium mines have been laid off.

Basecamp close to Canyonlands National Park

  • Posted On: 1/15/20 at 04:55 PM
  • Category: Things to Do, Utah's Canyon Country
I stood at an overlook on the Chesler Park Loop Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands, struck by how quiet it was. The sun was setting behind me, and all of the candy cane colored rock spires stood at attention in the distance.

Bears Ears and Beyond

  • Posted On: 1/14/20 at 05:09 PM
  • Category: Things to Do, Utah's Canyon Country
This wasn’t the first time and it won’t be the last time that I pull into Utah at night, and wake up surrounded by giant red walls.

Q4: Quarterly Newsletter, December 2019

  • Posted On: 1/3/20 at 09:26 PM
  • Category: Annual & Quarterly Report
The 2019 fourth quarter newsletter. Released January 3, 2020.

Emery Telcom continues to thread its way to Broadband and Fiber Optic connections

  • Posted On: 12/9/19 at 03:22 PM
  • Category: Economic Development
Emery Telcom continues to thread its way to Broadband and Fiber Optic connections for the majority of San Juan County. Congressional funding for the project matches investment with communications companies for providing service to rural America. In a win win situation companies like Emery are given the opportunity to expand their service and improve reliability at a higher level than they might be able to afford currently. And the nation gets a network of broadband allowing those in its reach to become part of a vibrant digital world. Telecommuting from literally anywhere is the ultimate goal.