Bluff / Mexican Hat

by Zak Podmore The push to make Bluff an incorporated town cleared another hurdle last week when Utah’s Lieutenant Governor’s Office released a comprehensive feasibility study analyzing Bluff’s local economy. The 37-page report, which was compiled by Bonneville Research in Salt Lake...
“The Utah Pavarotti”, otherwise known as local pharmacist Craig Crippen, will sing on Friday, July 21 at the Bluff Fort. The free performance begins at 7 p.m. Crippen was called Pavarotti by a retired professional opera singer and former Tabernacle Choir member. Craig returns to the...
TIED TO THE POSTby Steve & Barry Simpson It was a hot Saturday afternoon, and I was in the yard pulling, chopping, hoeing, and raking weeds. As my mother will attest, when I was young it was virtually impossible to convince me weeding was honorable work. I wanted nothing to do with...
by Zak Podmore Less than one month after the operating hours at the Bluff Transfer Station were cut in half, the San Juan County Commission is considering a proposal that could shut it down completely. At a public hearing on April 4, Lynn Stevens, former county commissioner and...
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...

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