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.
Note: The following is a prepared statement from the San Juan County Democratic Party. Oljato, UT – The San Juan County administrator’s recent resignation was not a big surprise. “Mr. Pehrson had not been willing to take direction from the new County Commission and execute its priorities, and his abrupt resignation last week was not … Continue reading Letter: Maryboy and Adakai Set Record Straight on County Administrator’s Resignation
Dear Editor, We love Bluff! As I write this, I am looking at my one-and-a-half-year-old dog, Molly. She is sleeping peacefully on our bed with a shaven leg that is pierced by a large stainless steel apparatus, pinned 6 times into her left leg. She was hit by a car at the end of our … Continue reading Letter: Please Drive Slowly In Bluff
To the Editor, When President Obama designated Bears Ears National Monument, it was to “preserve its cultural, prehistoric, and historic legacy…for the benefit of all Americans.” However, the Interior Department has selected 15 people, who are resolute monument foes, for the advisory committee that will provide guidance on the managing of the reduced Bears Ears … Continue reading Letter: Shame on the Interior Department for placing monument foes on the Bears Ears Advisory Committee