By Zak Podmore Published: April 17, 2019 A resolution put forward by San Juan County Commissioner Kenneth Maryboy to sue County Attorney Kendall Laws was debated at Tuesday's commission meeting before being tabled. The resolution lists a number of complaints against Laws, including his failure to compile an inventory of litigation that the county is … Continue reading San Juan County Commission Tables Motion to Sue County Attorney, Weighs Referendum on Bears Ears
By Ellen Meloy | A faint tease of gluttony numbs your palate. Or is it indigestion? Still you must eat, for each year the San Juan menu diminishes, the diners grow more numerous and their appetites increasingly ravenous.
The Bluff Town Council hosted its second public hearing on Tuesday for its plans to use a $96,300 Community Development Block Grant to fund a town water study. Mayor Ann Leppanen said, "The purpose of [the study] is to analyze and identify available water resources, water rights, water distribution facilities, and water needs for the … Continue reading Bluff Town Council Briefs: April 9, 2019
Dear Editor, Davina Smith (Diné) is now the new executive director for the SLC Air Protectors. She was elected to this role on April 3 by the SLC Air Protectors Council of Directors. Ms. Smith joins the SLC Air Protectors after serving as the director of operations at our sister nonprofit organization, Utah Diné Bikéyah … Continue reading Letter: Davina Smith of Monument Valley to Direct Salt Lake City Air Protectors
By Dudley Beck Greg and Ginny Burns began coming to Bluff in 2014. Greg had recently retired from the Office of Comparative Medicine and the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Utah, and Ginny finished her positions as an RN, care manager, and diabetes educator with Intermountain Healthcare. They passed through Bluff on semiannual … Continue reading Bluff Animal Rescue Committee Up and Running
Gategate continues. On Apri 1, Mark Franklin, a Colorado-based biologist and historian, pled "no contest" to two misdemeanor charges related to closing a cattle gate on state land in San Juan County in 2017, ending a two-year-long saga. But on Wednesday, a new suit was filed, this time by Franklin's wife and former associate director … Continue reading Conservationist Rose Chilcoat Sues San Juan County Attorney and a Rancher for Pressing Charges in Gategate Case
Mark Franklin asserts his innocence, pleads 'no contest' two years after being charged with livestock endangerment for closing a corral gate in San Juan County.
A Canyon Echo reader writes, "I noticed today (April 1, 2019) that there is a line of orange/white cones alongside the west edge of US 191 down Cow Canyon. I also see heavy equipment blading and trenching in the US 191 western shoulder. Is this for the fiber optic line (Emery Telecom)?" Sources familiar with … Continue reading Rumor Mill: Construction in Cow Canyon
Aphids are nasty little critters. Their joy is ganging up on the flowers of chiles and sucking all of the life out of them. Outdoors, at least in Bluff, aphids are seldom a problem. Sometimes they cluster on the flowers of the Siberian peas, but they are easily sprayed off with a hose, or the wind blows them off, or the ladybugs get them.
By Linda Richmond The days have been warm and sunny, the crocus and daffodils are blooming, the elm trees bloomed weeks ago, and local gardeners have the urge to plant something. In the vegetable garden, peas, lettuce and carrots can go in now. Surveying my meager compost pile, I wondered if I could plant a … Continue reading Spring Fever: The gardening bug bites (March 1996)