Bluff / Mexican Hat

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...
Adriana Johnson was the winner again in the San Juan School District Spelling Bee on February 5. Johnson, an eighth grade student at Albert R Lyman Middle School (ARL), is no stranger to the top of the spelling bee podium. Kaidence Mitchelle, a fifth grade student at Bluff Elementary, finished in...
The 2019 Bluff Balloon Festival lit up the night sky and filled the day with bright color on January 18-20.
The Bluff Town Council held their second meeting of the year on Jan. 8 at the Bluff Community Center. The first item on the agenda for the council was the consideration of a 72-hour alcohol permit for the Friends of Cedar Mesa event scheduled for March 1-2. “For Celebrate Cedar Mesa we...
by Zak Podmore Since October, artist Joe Pachak has been constructing a 25-foot tall coyote sculpture in the center of Bluff. The body is made of cottonwood, willow, and tamarisk and it’s covered with a “fur” of native grasses. All are local natural materials – “found objects” as Pachak...
A San Juan County man was arrested by the FBI at a residence in Bluff at 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 12 for the alleged murder of 31-year-old Antonio Montowine. The murder took place on April 13, 2018. Perry Maryboy was officially charged with second-degree felony murder on Dec. 14 in a federal...
TIED TO THE POSTby Steve & Barry Simpson A while ago, I was thumbing through an old issue of Southwestern Art magazine when I noticed an advertisement for a bronze sculpture. The sculpture looked interesting, so I paused for a closer look. The ad showed three men sitting beneath a...
by Zak Podmore Only a few months have passed since Bluff’s first town council was sworn into office and already the boundaries of the newly incorporated town may be redrawn. On Oct. 24, Lyman Family Farms Inc., a privately-owned company with real estate holdings across Utah, requested...

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