Letter to the Editor: Waste Management Options for Town of Bluff

By Dudley Beck With no prior communication or discussion with Town of Bluff officials, the Bluff Transfer Station was closed by the San Juan County Commissioners on November 17, 2018, exchanging the site to the Hole in the Rock Foundation for land yet to be identified. Prior to this closure, Bluff residents carried their own … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Waste Management Options for Town of Bluff

EVENT | Desert Cabal: Expanding the Desert Narrative

A Conversation with Amy Irvine, Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, and Kirsten Johanna Allen How can the stories we tell protect the places we love? Join Friends of Cedar Mesa and Torrey House Press for a conversation on the unique ways desert communities can organize around and diversify narratives to protect our red rock landscapes. This event kicks … Continue reading EVENT | Desert Cabal: Expanding the Desert Narrative

San Juan School Board Votes Down CRA Proposals in Bluff and Blanding

On Tuesday, the San Juan School District board met in Montezuma Creek and once again discussed two Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) proposals. Board member Steven Black presented an eight-page position paper that argued the school district would not benefit from either CRA proposal, both of which are meant to incentive hotel developments in the county. … Continue reading San Juan School Board Votes Down CRA Proposals in Bluff and Blanding

Bluff Town Council Briefs – Jan. 22, 2019

Tuesday's council meeting kicked off with a discussion of a potential Community Development Block Grant to help pay for a city water engineering plan. There are complications associated with the town's recent incorporation and the ownership of water rights. Mayor Ann Leppanen suggested shooting for a June 2019 deadline for transferring water rights to the … Continue reading Bluff Town Council Briefs – Jan. 22, 2019

January Update from Bluff Town Council Member Jim Sayers

By Jim Sayers We hope all had a safe and reflective MLK day, remembering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And we hope for an end to the Shutdown. January was a very productive month for the Bluff Town Council. Dominating the meetings was the request for disconnection from the town boundaries by … Continue reading January Update from Bluff Town Council Member Jim Sayers

Bluff Town Council Briefs: Jan 2 & 3, 2019

January 2, 2019 Kirk Benge, executive director of the San Juan County Public Health Department, attended Wednesday's town council meeting. Benge explained that Bluff, as a new municipality, has the opportunity to appoint a representative to the county's 7-member public health board. Board members typically meet 6 times per year to vote on and guide … Continue reading Bluff Town Council Briefs: Jan 2 & 3, 2019