Bluff / Mexican Hat

San Juan County and the Navajo Department of Transportation (NDOT) have come to an agreement about the maintenance of a handful of roads used as school bus routes in the southern portion of the county. An agreement between the two entities was signed on February 24 at a ceremony at Teec Nos Pos, AZ...
Planning and zoning issues in Bluff and Spanish Valley, two of the fastest-changing areas of San Juan County, dominated discussion at the February 18 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. A petition signed by 79 Bluff residents and/or property owners asked the Commission to terminate the...
The life of Jens Nielson will be honored at Bluff Fort in 2020 for the 200th anniversary of his birth date.  Nielson was a key figure in the Hole in the Rock Expedition and in the subsequent settlement of Bluff in 1880.  He was born in Denmark on April 26, 1820 and passed away in Bluff in 1906....
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...

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