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
Temporary, short term foster care is needed for both cats and dogs. They will be vaccinated, and spayed or neutered, or scheduled to be. Adoption notices will be posted. If you wish to sign up for foster care, please call BARC at 435-979-2079. Some feral cats are being live trapped, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. … Continue reading Announcement: Animal Foster Care Needed
Community Rebuilds has secured land in Bluff and will be building two homes starting this summer. We are looking for homeowners to process today! The application process will begin in April and we will start building in July. The homeowner will be able to move into their new home in February 2020. If you, or … Continue reading Announcement: Become a homeowner with Community Rebuilds!
Dear Editor, Bruce Adams, San Juan County Commissioner, has made a jaw-dropping, tone-deaf proposal. At the Commission meeting on April 16, 2019, he insisted that the Navajo-majority San Juan County Commission not take any action related to the Bears Ears National Monument issue, as the BENM is too “controversial" in the County. Adams thinks a … Continue reading Letter: Commissioner Bruce Adams’ Proposed Bears Ears Referendum Is Ahistorical and Tone-Deaf
By Zak Podmore Published: April 17, 2019 A resolution put forward by San Juan County Commissioner Kenneth Maryboy to sue County Attorney Kendall Laws was debated at Tuesday's commission meeting before being tabled. The resolution lists a number of complaints against Laws, including his failure to compile an inventory of litigation that the county is … Continue reading San Juan County Commission Tables Motion to Sue County Attorney, Weighs Referendum on Bears Ears
By Ellen Meloy | A faint tease of gluttony numbs your palate. Or is it indigestion? Still you must eat, for each year the San Juan menu diminishes, the diners grow more numerous and their appetites increasingly ravenous.
The Bluff Town Council hosted its second public hearing on Tuesday for its plans to use a $96,300 Community Development Block Grant to fund a town water study. Mayor Ann Leppanen said, "The purpose of [the study] is to analyze and identify available water resources, water rights, water distribution facilities, and water needs for the … Continue reading Bluff Town Council Briefs: April 9, 2019
Dear Editor, Davina Smith (Diné) is now the new executive director for the SLC Air Protectors. She was elected to this role on April 3 by the SLC Air Protectors Council of Directors. Ms. Smith joins the SLC Air Protectors after serving as the director of operations at our sister nonprofit organization, Utah Diné Bikéyah … Continue reading Letter: Davina Smith of Monument Valley to Direct Salt Lake City Air Protectors