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
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
By Dudley Beck Ring... Ring... Ring... Ring.. “Hey Dudley. How are my bees doing?” says Mike Young of Dewey, Arizona. In August of 2017, Mike called me to ask if I could get rid of some honey bees under the entry floor to his shed. Long story short, I drove down with my bee vacuum, … Continue reading Bluff Beekeepers Calendar: January
A Canyon Echo reader writes, "What the hell is going on out east of the old transfer station? Tons of equipment out there." We don't know but we're looking into it. If you have information related to this matter, please get in touch.
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
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
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
On Friday, Jan. 25, students from USU’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning will host a discussion with Bluff residents at the Bluff Community Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Free ice cream will be provided. More information in flyer below.
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
The Town of Bluff has an opportunity to appoint an energetic and dedicated resident of Bluff to sit on the San Juan Public Health Board. The Board works on policy and laws to protect the health of the public. If you are interested, please send a letter of intent along with a brief statement as … Continue reading NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN OF BLUFF