Bluff / Mexican Hat

Seated from left to right Utah Governor Spencer Cox, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez sign the agreement while numerous tribal, federal and state leaders stand behind. Photo courtesy Nic Naylor, Utah Governors office
by David Boyle News Director The execution of the Utah Navajo Water Rights Settlement was completed with a signing of state, federal and tribal leaders in Monument Valley on May 27. The agreement concluded 18 years of negotiations between the parties and affirms water rights of Utah Navajos, as...
The town of Bluff has hired a town manager while continuing to work with the joint-owners of the recently purchased Cooperative Cultural Center. At their May 23 special meeting, the Bluff Town Council finalized their contract with their first Town Manager Erin Richards. Richards has spent the past...
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...

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