A southeastern Utah community is experiencing something that most people take for granted in the 21st century. Electric power was turned on for the first time in the community of Westwater in San Juan County. Native American residents of Westwater have been waiting for years for electricity and expected to have it at the end of last year. But a project to run electricity to the community through the city of Blanding was delayed due to material and labor costs. The project was funded by the state of Utah, the Utah Navajo Trust Fund and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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