Corruption allegations filled against San Juan County Commissioner

Two formal complaints were filled with the San Juan County, Utah Commission and the Planning & Zoning Commissioners during the first week of August this year.  Copies of these complaints were obtained through a GRAMA request filed by The Petroglyph to the San Juan County Clerk. The allegations in the complaints are concerning the way San Juan County officials have handled the Latigo Wind Project and the development of the project by sPower.  sPower is the company that purchased Latigo Wind Park, LLC, but according to the complaints San Juan County Officials have violated county…

BLM Destroyed Archaeological Sites & Artifacts

“Do As We Say Not As We Do”  should be the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) motto.   For years the BLM has been violating their own federal laws and regulations. Which in turn has hurt the economy, and the citizens that they are suppose to be serving.  Because of this abuse several counties in Utah along with the State of Utah  have taken a stand against the Bureau of Land Management and their mismanagement.   The following are several examples: Utah ranchers sue BLM, demand removal of wild horses BLM Raids Blanding Utah San Benito Supervisors…

BLM Obstructs Justices in San Juan County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over stepped their authority by impeding the San Juan County Sheriff’s investigation in to the illegal road closure of county road D0570. The following email outlines clearly how key BLM employees impeded the Sheriff Department’s investigation. Obstruction of Justice Eighteen different BLM employees received this email.  The email specifically addresses the following employees Monticello BLM Manager Thomas Heinlein, BLM Solicitor Larry Jensen, and Jason D Moore Supervisory Staff Law Enforcement Ranger as the individual writing the email.  Before going on folks need to know what…

Parks Service Fudges Numbers on San Juan County job Report

The San Juan Record ran an article on March 26, 2014 titled “National Parks in San Juan help support 1,910 jobs”.  That article made the following claims:  A new National Park Service (NPS) report states that in 2012, the 2,705,215 visitors to national park sites in San Juan County spent $150 million and supported 1,910 jobs. The article was based on a study that was conducted by the National Park Service and the US Geological Survey.  It was a national study, but the main part of the article in the San…

Is a Wind Farm Really the Answer?

Blue Mountain Wind Project gave the San Juan County Commissioners a presentation on Monday  about their project.  Blue Mountain Wind has two partners Champlin and Greenbriar. The acquisition of Blue Mountain was completed through Greenbriar Capital Corp’s wholly owned subsidiary Greenbriar Capital Holdco, Inc., which signed a definitive membership interest purchase agreement with Champlin Windpower, LLC, of Santa Barbara, Calif. Also; Blue Mountain holds a 20-year energy sales agreement with PacifiCorp., and Greenbriar expects the project to qualify for $42 million of monetize-able federal investment tax credits On the surface things sound…