Bluff / Mexican Hat

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...
A group of ten AmeriCorps volunteers arrived in San Juan County on November 1 to begin six weeks of work in the community. The AmeriCorps NCCC team was brought to the area through a joint venture of the town of Bluff and Utah State University Extension Office with additional support from St....
Individuals representing three states and several regional communities attended the Womxn’s March in Bluff on October 2. Nearly 40 individuals of all ages, walked alongside Navajo Nation Council Delegate Charlaine Tso, youth, community leaders, and advocates. They thank Twin Rocks Café, San Juan...
The town of Bluff and Utah Diné Bikéyah have entered into an agreement to purchase the old Bluff Elementary School. By a vote of 3-2, the Bluff Town Council approved an agreement at their September 30 public hearing. The Utah Diné Bikéyah board approved the agreement earlier in September. The...
The Town of Bluff will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 30 to hear comment on a proposal to approve an acquisition and development agreement between the Town of Bluff and Utah Diné Bikeyah. If approved, the nonprofit and the town would jointly undertake the acquisition and redevelopment...
The town of Bluff is considering taking on a partner to help purchase the Old Bluff Elementary School. The Bluff Town Council is discussing the approval of an acquisition and development agreement between the Town of Bluff and Utah Diné Bikeyah. A public hearing on the matter will be held on...
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,...

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