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Yak's Cafe Blanding Keeping things in Perspective

  • Posted On: 4/8/20 at 08:13 AM
  • Category: Business Features
“If you think you got it bad….” Tamy Jaramillo at Yak’s Cafe in Blanding reminds us you can be assured that somewhere, someone is suffering worse than you are. And she suggests “Maybe you can make their suffering a little less.” 

Goulding's and the La Font's keeping the Promise

  • Posted On: 4/7/20 at 08:11 AM
  • Category: Business Features
In the 1980’s, Harry Goulding’s health was poor and he knew that the LaFont family, (dear friends of his,) could keep a promise Harry had made years before. That promise is based on the good of the community. In 1981, the LaFont family bought the property, the same year that Harry passed away. Soon after, Mike (Wife of Harry) returned to her home in Monument Valley, where she spent her final days knowing her husband’s promise would be kept.

Jones and DeMille and San Juan County, 20 years of growth.

  • Posted On: 4/6/20 at 09:16 AM
  • Category: Business Features
For the past 5 years the firm has been leasing space near the Public Safety building in Monticello. Growth has made that tight for the current staff of nine.  Admin staff along with five engineers, a surveyor and two construction technicians will soon move into the new office space in Monticello. The new offices leave room to grow. 

Senator Romney holds webinar on Covid-19 relief

  • Posted On: 3/31/20 at 10:09 AM
  • Category: Economic Development
Senator Mitt Romney sat for a webinar with members of the business community on Monday March 30th. After offering condolences to the small businesses and individuals who are feeling the financial effects of the Covid-19 virus, the Senator went on to outline what is in the package that has been crafted to help. 

Carhops without Skates. Patio Diner in Blanding adapts for the times

  • Posted On: 3/25/20 at 10:38 PM
  • Category: Business Features
Lana Arthur at the Patio Restaurant in Blanding was quick to act in order to adapt to the State of Utah’s call to temporarily halt all inside dining. It was a challenge but one she was up for. “We got the order to close down the dining room Tuesday night and we had something working the next day.” She said in a recent phone interview. Delivery, all over Blanding, and curbside pick up too.