Shiprock, NM – The Second Annual Navajo Film Festival took place this weekend at the Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock, NM. Ní’tsíí Níłtsą Yaahaalne’ (Hair Tells the Weather) by Cherylee Francis was the clear favorite of both the panel of judges and audience, taking both the Audience Choice Prize and First Place overall. … Continue reading ‘Hair Tells the Weather’ takes top prizes at Second Navajo Film Festival
In late December 2018, San Juan County Commission candidate Kelly Laws sued his opponent in the commission race, Willie Grayeyes, claiming Grayeyes was not a resident of San Juan County. Laws lost the case, and Judge Don Torgerson ruled in January that Grayeyes is eligible to serve as commissioner. On June 26, Torgerson ruled that … Continue reading Court Document: Judge Don Torgerson Rules No Fees Will Be Awarded To Willie Grayeyes In Residency Challenge Suit
Monticello • San Juan County may have only 15,000 residents, but it’s the largest county in Utah by geography, sprawling across 5 million acres of canyons, mountains and rivers in the state’s southeast corner. Driving from the hamlet of Navajo Mountain near Lake Powell to the county seat in Monticello takes over four hours. The … Continue reading San Juan County Commission will begin holding regular meetings on Navajo Nation| The Salt Lake Tribune
Dear Editor: It is completely reasonable that citizens of Bluff view any SITLA decision with a jaundiced eye. Take the sale of land along Comb Ridge to Lyman Family Farms: It was hinted that the land would be put to agricultural purposes, but we have yet to see sheep grazing on slick rock or melons … Continue reading Letter: Bluff Town Council should rethink their objection to solar farm
By Dan Meyers While we've all enjoyed the wet spring weather, we're starting to dry out as hot temperatures return and summer approaches. Now is the best time to cut down your lawns (and weeds) before they dry out and become hazardous. In the summer heat, sparks from a trimmer or mower can ignite the … Continue reading Bluff, Stay Fire Aware!
On a damp spring day, the line for the first Bluff Food Bank of 2019 stretched from the community center pavilion toward the parking lot. A sure sign of the need, dozens waited patiently to peruse fresh oranges along with boxes and cans of non-perishable items. Ginny Burns, a resident of Bluff, worked for two … Continue reading Food Bank Truck To Make Monthly Stops In Bluff, UT
Dear readers of the Canyon Echo, Five months ago, I worked with Linda Richmond, former publisher of the Canyon Echo, to bring her remarkable local news source back to life. We've since published numerous articles from the archives, community columns, historic photo retakes, regional poetry, and dozens of news articles. Community support has been beyond … Continue reading A Letter To Our Readers: Changes At The Canyon Echo
By Jocelyn Lockwood As the wind whips sand across the desert on a dry spring evening in Little Water, three rambunctious boys lovingly tumble in the soft dunes. It seems nothing will tire them out. It’s one of the few times in the past month the boys haven’t set out to run a mile up … Continue reading Bluff Elementary Students Participate In The Navajo YES Kids ‘Marathon’ In Shiprock
The 15-member Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee, which was appointed with some controversy last month, will meet publicly for the first time on June 5 and 6 at the Hideout Community Center in Monticello, Utah. The meeting will be open to the public and will be held on June 5, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. … Continue reading Event: Bears Ears Monument Advisory to host its first public meeting on June 5 & 6
Following San Juan County Administrator Kelly Pehrson’s abrupt departure late last week, Commissioner Kenneth Maryboy suggested holding a special commission meeting to hire an interim replacement on Thursday.