Bluff / Mexican Hat

Love is in the air when 22 hot air balloons take flight at the 22nd annual International Bluff Balloon Festival. Flights take to the air on Friday through Sunday, January 17-19 in and around Bluff. Sponsored by the Business Owners of Bluff (BOB), this annual event attracts balloons, pilots, and...
Tied to the Post Throughout the ages, cultures around the world have found their own way of celebrating the Winter Solstice, that point in the year when the sun reverses its southern course and days begin to lengthen.  This event marks the beginning of a new year and new possibilities. Bluff, as...
Life is a journey. That’s the way Bluff Dwellings Resort and Spa creator Jared Berrett sees it. He and his family have made it their mission to celebrate every day and he wants to help others do the same. That sentiment is reflected in the slogan he attached to his new resort tucked into the...
I had a disturbing and thought-provoking encounter last week, and it has been on my mind ever since. I had just been relieved from a morning stint at the café and while pushing through the glass doors to exit the building, I ran into an old friend. He was coming up the front steps for lunch. I have...
A young visitor to San Juan County was grateful to see Search and Rescue crews on June 15 after falling ill while on a San Juan River trip.  The crews responded to a campsite on the river just north of Mexican Hat.  Eventually, Classic Air of Moab flew the patient to the hospital. Crews who...
In Monticello, seven residents will seek the three open spots on the Monticello City Council. They include incumbent Nathan Chamberlain along with Ron Skinner, Mary Cokenour, Kim Henderson, Ammon Boswell, Scott Christensen, and Jonathon English. The two incumbents not seeking reelection are Blaine...
It may not feel quite like summer yet, but as of this week the San Juan County Library summer program is in full swing. Library director Pat Smith said the kids really look forward to it every year, and it’s a great way to keep them reading while school is out. She said the fun activities and cool...
Candidates for local municipalities have until Friday to sign up for open spots on city councils. There are three open positions on the Monticello City Council and three open positions on the Blanding City Council.  All positions are for four year positions. The municipal elections will be held in...
Diplomas are set to be presented to 190 graduates of the San Juan School District at graduation ceremonies throughout the county this week. In addition to services at the five high schools, commencement services will also be held at elementary and middle schools. Photos of the graduates are printed...
Construction of the long-anticipated, $10 million elementary school in Bluff is finally underway. On February 26, students, teachers, district staff, and community members gathered on a dirt lot just west of Cottonwood Wash to watch the official groundbreaking ceremony. The new school will be...

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