Bluff / Mexican Hat

by Zak Podmore After years of preparation, construction work is set to begin at the site of the new $6.5 million Bluff Elementary School. The San Juan School District purchased the 12.5-acre property in 2015. Located just west of town along State Route 163, the site is intended as the...
The annual Celebrate Cedar Mesa event brought close to 400 people to Bluff over the past weekend for three days of volunteer projects, presentations, and workshops. The gathering, hosted by Friends of Cedar Mesa (FCM), sold out two weeks prior to the event kickoff, marking the best-...
The first annual Bluff Founders Day and Frybread Festival will be held at locations around town on April 8, 2017. A community-wide celebration of native and pioneer heritage, this one day event is an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to come together to remember their ancestors...
by Zak Podmore More than 80 people packed into the Bluff Community Center on Thursday, February 9 for a public information meeting on the community effort to incorporate as a town. Although Bluff is home to several hundred residents, it is currently an unincorporated service area in San...
Though it looks and feels like a quaint little town in southeastern Utah, Bluff is officially an unincorporated area of San Juan County. A group of residents has decided the time has come for Bluff to explore incorporation and will hold a community meeting for voters and property owners...
Tied to the Postby Steve & Barry Simpson One of the images that indelibly etched itself into my mind over the past 20 years is that of an old Woodie station wagon parked alongside a dirt back road leading to Shiprock, NM. The doors of the vehicle are flung open and the passenger...
A contingent of high-ranking officials from the federal government will visit San Juan County this week on a fact-finding tour to investigate public land proposals, including the proposed Bears Ears National Monument and the Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI). During a three-day stay,...
DUST IN THE WINDby Bill Boyle Expect a full-blown circus in Bluff on Saturday as a high-level contingent of federal officials host a public hearing about public lands issues. The meeting is scheduled to be held in the Bluff Community Center, which has a maximum capacity of several...
TIED TO THE POSTby Steve & Barry Simpson It was a late May afternoon at Twin Rocks Trading Post, and I was sitting in my office trying not to nod off. The last time I fell asleep at my desk the resulting crash raised a bump on my forehead and Barry and Priscilla unkindly referred to...

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