Historic Photo Retake: San Juan River near Bluff, 1925

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

Announcement: Volunteer Needed to Transcribe Bluff Planning and Zoning Meetings

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

Announcement: Become a homeowner with Community Rebuilds!

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!

Letter: Commissioner Bruce Adams’ Proposed Bears Ears Referendum Is Ahistorical and Tone-Deaf

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

San Juan County Commission Tables Motion to Sue County Attorney, Weighs Referendum on Bears Ears

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

Bluff Town Council Briefs: April 9, 2019

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

Letter: Davina Smith of Monument Valley to Direct Salt Lake City Air Protectors

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