Bluff / Mexican Hat

Friday night at the Fort has been an entertaining highlight of San Juan County for several years. Boasting local as well as imported talent, this year’s talent lineup is certain to impress. As always, admission is free, as are refreshments following the performance. (Usually ice cream). This year’s...
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by David Boyle News Director A unique program that has brought architecture students to San Juan County to learn hands-on building celebrated held a 20-year celebration in March. Operating for over 20 years, the Design Build Utah program at Bluff has giving graduate architect students at the...
Inspired by the successful acquisition of the 320-acre Cottonwood Wash property last July, a private landowner conserving an adjacent 95-acre parcel with The Wildlands Conservancy. “I’m delighted to be working with The Wildlands Conservancy, whose vision for permanent protection and commitment to...
A new mural is up in downtown Bluff. Paul Martini photo
by David Boyle News Director A new mural is complete in downtown Bluff, the mural installation on the outside of the old turquoise building in downtown Bluff is not only a new art installation but also the beginning of the work of the Bluff Community Foundation to renovate the building. The newly...
Two new renewable energy projects in San Juan County will receive more than $275,000 from USDA Rural Development. The investments will help small business owners install solar arrays to lower their energy costs. William W. Simpson Enterprises Inc. will use a $235,374 grant to purchase and install a...
Hot air balloons and the spectacular Valley of the Gods make a great combination.  The 25th annual Bluff Balloon Festival will take place January 12-14.  Enter your photos in our Photo of the Week contest.  We pay $10 for each photo that runs in the San Juan Record.  Email your entries to news@sjrnews.com.  In addition, you can see more entries into our contest at the San Juan Record website at www.sjrnews.com or on Facebook.  LaToya Holliday photo
Hot air balloons will take to the sky this weekend in southern San Juan County. It’s anticipated 25 balloons will make a spectacular sight over Bluff, as the weekend marks the 25th annual Bluff Balloon Festival. The annual balloon festival is organized by the Business Owners of Bluff and occurs...
Bluff Girl Scouts during an adventure while they were rafting on the San Juan River.  Courtesy photo.
By Shizuku Yamamoto (Zuki) Have you ever been San Juan River rafting? The Girl Scout troop 2225 (from Bluff), went river rafting on August 26!!! The girls in troop 2225 are Kimberlee, Hayden, Kony, Kyrie, Lottie, and me. By the way, my name is Zuki. Our leaders are Kathy Carson, Jennifer Davila and...
Wes Shook My name is Wes Shook, and I running for a seat on the Town Council. I truly believe that the citizen’s of Bluff are at a crossroads again just as we were when we voted to incorporate as a Town. We voted to take control of our destiny and away from the County. We are now facing the fact...
Gary Lichtenstein I arrived in Bluff in January 1998, on my way to somewhere else. Since then, I became deeply engaged with the community and, in 2010, my wife Kaye. I’m in my 27th year as founder and principal of Quality Evaluation Designs, a firm that provides education consulting and program...
Britt Hornsby I moved to San Juan County in 2007 and have lived all over the county, including Monticello, Spanish Valley, the Needles District of Canyonlands, and Bluff. I worked as an Americorps Vista, Development Coordinator, then Program Manager at Canyon Country Youth Corps, before spending...

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