Stuck at home? Practice fire safety

MARCH 21, 2020 By the Bluff Volunteer Fire Department As the coronavirus outbreak nears San Juan County, residents are being asked to practice social distancing and stay in their homes. The Bluff Fire Department is asking locals to take this opportunity to reduce fire hazards. The pandemic will likely strain our rural area's volunteer EMS … Continue reading Stuck at home? Practice fire safety

Navajo Nation, southeast Utah health officials urge tourists and residents to stay home

Bluff • Confirmed coronavirus cases on the rural Navajo Nation rose to 14 on Thursday night as health care officials in southeast Utah brace for the arrival of the virus. The majority of the cases were clustered on the northern Navajo Nation near where the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed on Tuesday after a … Continue reading Navajo Nation, southeast Utah health officials urge tourists and residents to stay home

Members of the Kayenta, Chilchinbeto and Dennehotso chapters asked to stay home

March 18, 2020 After a member of the Chilchinbeto Chapter in Arizona tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday, local tribal leaders in the Kayenta Chapter asked all residents in Kayenta Chapter, Chilchinbeto Chapter and Dennehotso Chapter "to stay home unless you absolutely have to travel for supplies or other necessities." The chapter officials made the announcement … Continue reading Members of the Kayenta, Chilchinbeto and Dennehotso chapters asked to stay home

San Juan County Declares Public Health Emergency, Libraries to Close

Update on Friday, March 20, 2020: Libraries in Bluff and Montezuma Creek are now closed. Note: San Juan County Commission Chairman Kenneth Maryboy released the following update on Monday, March 15, 2020. San Juan County has taken a proactive measure by declaring a Public Health State of Emergency. This preventive move is intended to protect … Continue reading San Juan County Declares Public Health Emergency, Libraries to Close

San Juan School District closes its schools through March 27

On Friday, March 13, the San Juan School District announced it will be shutting down all schools through March 27. Remote teaching will continue as will the school breakfast and lunch program. Meals will be available for pick up at school locations during posted hours. There are currently no known cases of the novel coronavirus … Continue reading San Juan School District closes its schools through March 27

To Stop Coronavirus In Its Tracks, Here’s Your Guide To 5 Degrees Of Separation

Editor's Note: The Canyon Echo will be publishing Covid-19 updates related to southeast Utah and republishing content like this story that gives context and tips for the coronavirus outbreak. Please get in touch if you have questions, suggestions or concerns: groatnotes@gmail.com By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News March 16, 2020 As the number of coronavirus … Continue reading To Stop Coronavirus In Its Tracks, Here’s Your Guide To 5 Degrees Of Separation

‘Hair Tells the Weather’ takes top prizes at Second Navajo Film Festival

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

Court Document: Judge Don Torgerson Rules No Fees Will Be Awarded To Willie Grayeyes In Residency Challenge Suit

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