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
By Dudley Beck Greg and Ginny Burns began coming to Bluff in 2014. Greg had recently retired from the Office of Comparative Medicine and the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Utah, and Ginny finished her positions as an RN, care manager, and diabetes educator with Intermountain Healthcare. They passed through Bluff on semiannual … Continue reading Bluff Animal Rescue Committee Up and Running
Gategate continues. On Apri 1, Mark Franklin, a Colorado-based biologist and historian, pled "no contest" to two misdemeanor charges related to closing a cattle gate on state land in San Juan County in 2017, ending a two-year-long saga. But on Wednesday, a new suit was filed, this time by Franklin's wife and former associate director … Continue reading Conservationist Rose Chilcoat Sues San Juan County Attorney and a Rancher for Pressing Charges in Gategate Case
Utah author Ellen Meloy died unexpectedly in 2004, three months after completing Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild, which went on to become a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Only a few years earlier, her book The Anthropology of Turquoise had been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. This spring, Torrey … Continue reading EVENT: A Celebration of Ellen Meloy
April 16, 3:30 to 5 pm, San Juan County Admin Building, 117 S. Main Street, 2nd floor conference room, Monticello, Utah 84535
"You could say all the paintings I've done have been about the Bears Ears area," Lancaster says. "One of the things about living in Bluff is right outside the door is inspiration."
Mark Franklin asserts his innocence, pleads 'no contest' two years after being charged with livestock endangerment for closing a corral gate in San Juan County.
A Canyon Echo reader writes, "I noticed today (April 1, 2019) that there is a line of orange/white cones alongside the west edge of US 191 down Cow Canyon. I also see heavy equipment blading and trenching in the US 191 western shoulder. Is this for the fiber optic line (Emery Telecom)?" Sources familiar with … Continue reading Rumor Mill: Construction in Cow Canyon
Aphids are nasty little critters. Their joy is ganging up on the flowers of chiles and sucking all of the life out of them. Outdoors, at least in Bluff, aphids are seldom a problem. Sometimes they cluster on the flowers of the Siberian peas, but they are easily sprayed off with a hose, or the wind blows them off, or the ladybugs get them.