Wes, KB, and I have spent the rest of March cleaning old frames, checking for wax moths, and getting our sites ready (wind break, some shade) for new colonies.
Dear Editor, A sure sign of spring is the return from the south of our resident flock of turkey vultures. I started keeping notes almost 30 years ago when I realized our soaring neighbors returned to Bluff on almost the Vernal Equinox every year and after keeping track for a couple of years could predict … Continue reading Letter: Turkey vultures return for the summer
Earlier this week, plastic signs sprouted up along roadsides across San Juan County promising high-speed internet. The signs have no company logo, and the first time I called the 800 number it went straight to voicemail. The number then called me back, even though I did not leave a message, and I talked to a … Continue reading Internet scam in San Juan County?
Hike the Line, a 33-minute film that tracks Claire Wernstedt-Lynch and Tenny Ostrem on the first-ever thru-hike of the U.S.-Mexico border, will be showing in Bluff this Friday.
A Canyon Echo reader writes, "I have read some bits and pieces hereabouts about the solar 'farm' that is proposed to be placed upon the Bluff Bench on SITLA land. Please, could you post a map that shows exactly where it is proposed to be situated? Thank you." We aim to serve. Here's a map … Continue reading Rumor Mill: Location of Proposed Solar Farm
A few weeks ago, former Canyon Echo publisher Linda Richmond heard the call of a sandhill crane when she was outside the post office in Bluff. Sure enough, the birds -- a rarity in the area -- had returned. The cranes have continued to post up at the Davis Farm, where Debbie Westfall snapped the … Continue reading Photos: Sandhill Cranes Spotted in Bluff
Published: 3/6/19 At Tuesday's town council meeting, Mayor Ann Leppanen brought up a legal concern related to the resolution passed last week to impose an 180-day building moratorium on all new residential, commercial, and industrial development in Bluff. Attorney Chris McAnany, who has been assisting the Bluff Town Council with legal matters, told Leppanen that … Continue reading Bluff Town Council Revises Building Moratorium to Allow for Continued Construction of Single-Family Homes
By Jim Sayers Near the top of Bluff Town Council’s long to-do list in February was work on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The proposal has been submitted; should this effort prove successful, and we have reason to believe it will, Bluff will continue to take necessary steps to complete the required technical description … Continue reading February Update From Bluff Town Councilmember Jim Sayers
Published: 3/3/19 HB 288, just passed in the Utah Senate and now before the House, would legalize gravel quarry operations to continue and to expand regardless of local government input. This type of overt big-government/big-industry partnership for corporate and legislator profit lays waste to our political agency at the local government level, and craters our … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: HB 288 Limits Local Control, Gives Handout to Gravel Pit Operators
The swarm can be the size of an orange up to size of a beach ball. It may contain 10,000-20,000 bees. It is usually attached to a bush or tree limb and will stay there up to two days while the scout bees search for a new home.