Bluff / Mexican Hat

The San Juan County Commission decided unanimously to transfer 3.88 acres of land that the Hole in the Rock Foundation owns for 2.18 acres the county owns at their Nov. 20 meeting in Monticello. The county approved the transfer despite public comment stating that many residents were...
An application to the Community Impact Board (CIB) will be put together for funding for two new sewer pumps for the community of Mexican Hat. The estimated cost for the new sewer pumps is $255,000, all of which is being sought in grant form from CIB. A public hearing was held on the...
The San Juan School District cultural and planning committees gathered for their last official meeting on Oct. 16 in Bluff. The meeting signals the final stages of the planning phase for the new Bluff Elementary school. In the meeting, the committees and district looked over a final...
The 2018 Bluff Arts Festival is just days away, and the free entertainment line up continues to expand.  The festival has added JJ Otero of Son of Hweeldi to the Saturday, Oct. 20, music line up at Cow Canyon Trading Post. Otero will perform acoustically from 6 to 7 p.m. At 7 p.m., DDAT...
No national monument has ever seen more controversy or resulting news coverage than Bears Ears. All that publicity is spurring a visitor-education crisis, with skyrocketing numbers of tourists threatening sensitive archaeological sites and the Monument’s jaw-droppingly beautiful but...
It was an historic day for Bluff on September 6 when the first Bluff Mayor and Town Council was sworn into office before a gathering of about 40 Bluff residents. Pictured are: (left to right) Linda Sosa, Jim Sayers, Mayor Ann Leppanen, Luanne Hook, Brant Murray, and notary Menvalia...
TIED TO THE POSTby Steve & Barry Simpson White hot bolts of lightning bee-bopped across the darkened horizon, as we topped out on the south side of Devil’s Canyon. It looked as if an electrified game of pin ball was being played above the torn and ragged, moisture-laden clouds. I...
by Zak Podmore . Just after sunset on July 12, Jackie Warren was at her home near Cottonwood Wash in Bluff. A storm system was moving in from the west and a few cracks of thunder rolled down the canyon. She was growing concerned about her horses when a lightning bolt struck directly in...
by Rhett Sifford, Staff writer The San Juan County School Board took a visual tour of the latest site plans for Bluff Elementary School at their July 10 meeting at the District Offices in Blanding. The plans, provided by MHTN Architects of Salt Lake City, gave the board their first...
A full week after the June 26 election, the race for Mayor in Bluff is still not completely cleared up. Marcia Hadenfeldt and Ann Leppanen are within a handful of votes in a very tight race.  Leppanen, a write-in candidate, pulled ahead in the latest results released by San Jun County...

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