A great rescue story from the Bluff Animal Rescue Committee.
Robin Patten Photos by Robin Patten. The alcove was shallow, though its back wall was shaded, seeping with enough moisture to support a modest hanging garden. With autumn taking hold, most of the plants had decayed into crumpled leaves and drooping stems, yet within the brown was a bit of green and a flame of … Continue reading Desert Notes: Eastwood’s Monkeyflower
Photo by Paul Martini Do you remember that dog in August that we pulled out from under a trailer in Montezuma Creek after being hit by a car? Both hind legs were paralyzed. It was transported to the vet in Moab, then placed in foster care where it has now made a complete recovery, walking … Continue reading Paw Prints September 2022
Morning coolness lingered in the side canyon, the heat of summer yet to reach into the depths. I walked the dry wash along the canyon bottom, watching the cliffs for the wrens chittering somewhere above, looking down only to secure my way – and so the mule deer head startled me, lying in my path, upside down below a cottonwood tree.
It was hot. There’s no other way to say it. Just plain hot. Summer hot. Desert hot.
Peter Winn Modern whitewater kayaking began in the 1950s and has changed significantly since then. There were very few women kayakers at the time and now they're on the Board of Governors of the International Whitewater Hall of Fame. Kayak racing grew from local competitions into an Olympic sport in 1972 and now there is … Continue reading Whitewater Kayaking: Pushing the Limit
https://youtu.be/fqdWNvcz8cs Video taken by Dudley Beck. Four fosters have helped BARC get through another month. Steve and Janna Simpson have fostered a nursing mom dog and 6 puppies for the entire month and 4 four week old puppies that were dropped off in Monument Valley June 23rd. Heather Jemmott, from Red Mesa, has fostered 3 … Continue reading Paw Prints: June 2022
Somewhere north of Bluff, a small side canyon cuts into the cliffs, seeps and springs feeding a small stream that flows down from the canyon’s head. When I first arrived in this region, that shady narrow ravine...
BARC supports foster care. That is all we do, now that "kennel" locations have been eliminated in the Town of Bluff. But foster support is huge and sorely needed. This month, we supported 9 different fosters, providing dry dog food &/or canned dog food for nursing moms. Through these efforts, we have helped rescue 18 … Continue reading Paw Prints: May 2022
Stewart Aitchison Photo: Stewart Aitchison “The monuments are barrels or Navajo water baskets, and the springs found at their bases is proof. Rain God Mesa and Thunderbird Mesa are the homes of thunder and lightning. The entire Monument Valley is a symbolic hogan. Its fireplace is the butte near Goulding’s Trading Post and its door … Continue reading Rock Tales