Bluff / Mexican Hat

by David Boyle News Director The San Juan County Commission heard concerns from commercial property owners in Bluff, discussed equalization, and heard audit results at their latest meeting. Commercial property owners in Bluff voiced concerns about increases in their valuations at the August 16...
Navajo Nation Primary Elections are approaching with Navajo Nation Council seats and the office of the President on the ballot. Absentee ballot requests for the primary must be received by July 18. Early voting is active now at election offices including in Shiprock and Tuba City. On election day,...
A fatal car crash outside Montezuma Creek leaves one dead and another injured on Saturday, June 25.  According to the Utah Highway Patrol, at around 4:30 p.m., vehicles traveling in opposite directions, a passenger car and a pickup truck, collide on SR-162 at mile marker 8, about halfway between...
By Joe Boyle, Staff Writer The Town of Bluff and Canyon Country Discovery Center are partnering on a grant to clean up the giant cane plant in the area. The 4River Foundation is a Four-Corners-based foundation giving out grants to communities in the area for the purpose of river restoration and...
Navajo Nation Delegate Herman Daniels Jr. of Monument Valley speaks at the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement event on May 27, while Senator Mitt Romney shakes hands with Council Delegate Rickie Nez. Delegate Daniels represents four chapters on the council including the Navajo Utahns of Oljato and Navajo Mountain. Photo Courtesy office of Navajo Nation President
Now that the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement has been finalized, Navajo Nation officials will work on how to spend the $218 million for infrastructure as well as allocate the annual allotment of 81,500 acre-feet. With around half of Utah Navajo residents living without running water, the top...
Seated from left to right Utah Governor Spencer Cox, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez sign the agreement while numerous tribal, federal and state leaders stand behind. Photo courtesy Nic Naylor, Utah Governors office
by David Boyle News Director The execution of the Utah Navajo Water Rights Settlement was completed with a signing of state, federal and tribal leaders in Monument Valley on May 27. The agreement concluded 18 years of negotiations between the parties and affirms water rights of Utah Navajos, as...
The town of Bluff has hired a town manager while continuing to work with the joint-owners of the recently purchased Cooperative Cultural Center. At their May 23 special meeting, the Bluff Town Council finalized their contract with their first Town Manager Erin Richards. Richards has spent the past...
The DesignBuildUTAH program at the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning engages students in design and construction projects, applying foundational knowledge obtained in the classroom to real-world projects through DesignBuildUTAH@Bluff in the Navajo Nation 16 houses and several...
by David Boyle News Director During the month of January, the Bluff Town Council held seven meetings, including one in regards to their dark sky lighting ordinance and one in a joint meeting with the board of Utah Dine Bikeyah, who co-owns the old Bluff elementary school now known as the...
Enforcement of a light ordinance, a public hearing for a grant and working out details of their new building was all part of a busy November for the Bluff Town Council. In December 2019, the Bluff Town Council passed an ordinance to regulate exterior lighting in the town.  The ordinance was passed...

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