Bluff / Mexican Hat

The Bluff Town Council voted to move forward with an offer to purchase the old Bluff Elementary School and also approved a policy regarding short-term rentals in recent meetings. At the July 20 meeting, the council approved a motion to pursue financing of their offer to purchase the old Bluff...
The future of the old Bluff Elementary School is coming into clearer focus, but a vote by the Bluff town council (scheduled to take place after the press deadline) and securing financing still need to be finalized. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented normal operations at the new school,...
The town of Bluff is in good shape financially, with about a $220,000 surplus from their budget year ending in June. The Bluff Town Council is working to make plans for the surplus, and Bluff’s hired accountant Jon Haderlie has suggested that the city place the funds into a Utah Public Treasurers...
Short-term rentals and speeding through town are among the recent priorities of the Bluff Town Council.   At a work session and in regular session on May 4, the town council discussed proposed ordinances for short-term rentals in the city. Legwork for the proposed ordinance was provided by the...
The main artery of Highway 191 traveling through Bluff was once again a topic of conversation at the Bluff town council. Mayor Ann Leppanen reported on conversations she had with the Utah Department of Transportation and local law enforcement for how to address the issue of speeding through the...
The Bluff Town Council passed a resolution requesting that President Joe Biden make it a priority of his administration to restore the Bears Ears National Monument. The resolution passed at the January 12 meeting with Mayor Anne Leppanen, council members Brant Murray, Jim Sayers, and Linda Sosa...
The Bluff Town Council is working to protect a geoglyph located near a state-leased gravel site in Bluff. The site is located north of the town beyond Seventh West. Protection of the site has been a focus of community members for the past few years. While petroglyphs and pictographs are located on...
Josh Ewing, the longtime Executive Director of Friends of Cedar Mesa (FCM), plans to step out of day-to-day operations of the organization in the spring of 2021. Friends of Cedar Mesa is a conservation-focused, non-profit organization based in Bluff. According to the organization mission statement...
Roads in and near Bluff were discussed at recent town council meetings. Council member Brant Murray reported on October 13 that parts of the city roads, including 4th West, received patch work in the early part of October and roads would also receive a crack seal as temperatures drop. Mayor Ann...
A fire on Bluff Cemetery hill gave some neighboring homeowners a scare. On October 1, while cleaning up the pioneer portion of the Bluff Cemetery, volunteers from the Hole in the Rock organization used a propane torch to clear away tumbleweeds. From there the fire spread, eating up a few...

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