By Dan Meyers While we've all enjoyed the wet spring weather, we're starting to dry out as hot temperatures return and summer approaches. Now is the best time to cut down your lawns (and weeds) before they dry out and become hazardous. In the summer heat, sparks from a trimmer or mower can ignite the … Continue reading Bluff, Stay Fire Aware!
Dear readers of the Canyon Echo, Five months ago, I worked with Linda Richmond, former publisher of the Canyon Echo, to bring her remarkable local news source back to life. We've since published numerous articles from the archives, community columns, historic photo retakes, regional poetry, and dozens of news articles. Community support has been beyond … Continue reading A Letter To Our Readers: Changes At The Canyon Echo
The 15-member Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee, which was appointed with some controversy last month, will meet publicly for the first time on June 5 and 6 at the Hideout Community Center in Monticello, Utah. The meeting will be open to the public and will be held on June 5, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. … Continue reading Event: Bears Ears Monument Advisory to host its first public meeting on June 5 & 6
Following San Juan County Administrator Kelly Pehrson’s abrupt departure late last week, Commissioner Kenneth Maryboy suggested holding a special commission meeting to hire an interim replacement on Thursday.
By Dudley Beck Monday, April 14, checking my email. I notice one from Bill Lincoln from yesterday. Ring... Ring... Ring. "Hello, this is Bill." “Bill, this is Dudley. I just now noticed your email from yesterday about bees. Where were they?" "I was out at the Mission. There were a lot of bees up in … Continue reading Bluff Beekeepers Calendar: April
Dear Editor, We love Bluff! As I write this, I am looking at my one-and-a-half-year-old dog, Molly. She is sleeping peacefully on our bed with a shaven leg that is pierced by a large stainless steel apparatus, pinned 6 times into her left leg. She was hit by a car at the end of our … Continue reading Letter: Please Drive Slowly In Bluff
To the Editor, When President Obama designated Bears Ears National Monument, it was to “preserve its cultural, prehistoric, and historic legacy…for the benefit of all Americans.” However, the Interior Department has selected 15 people, who are resolute monument foes, for the advisory committee that will provide guidance on the managing of the reduced Bears Ears … Continue reading Letter: Shame on the Interior Department for placing monument foes on the Bears Ears Advisory Committee
By Vaughn Hadenfeldt I’m camping in a familiar spot at the junction of a side drainage and its main canyon. For over thirty years I’ve shared this campsite with family, friends and clients. Tonight I’m with two men who have hired me to guide them through this canyon on a backpack trip. Like many locations … Continue reading Camp Spot (Essay)
By Brandt Hart This set of photographs was taken just west of Bluff. They clearly illustrate a lesson in changing vegetation and river ecology. In the top 1925 image, the San Juan River flows freely. The river then, for the most part, was unencumbered by dams and diversions upriver which allowed massive floods to routinely … Continue reading Historic Photo Retake: San Juan River near Bluff, 1925
In an effort to make planning and zoning meetings accessible to everyone, the Bluff Town Council is seeking a volunteer to transcribe the meetings each Thursday at 7 p.m. The volunteer will sit in on the meetings and type the discussion as it happens so those who are hard of hearing can participate. A time … Continue reading Announcement: Volunteer Needed to Transcribe Bluff Planning and Zoning Meetings