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

Bluff Animal Rescue Committee Up and Running

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

Conservationist Rose Chilcoat Sues San Juan County Attorney and a Rancher for Pressing Charges in Gategate Case

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