Bluff / Mexican Hat

Preliminary results in the June 26 election show clear winners in several races, but other races that are still too close to call. These numbers were released at midnight. There are still approximately 200 provisional ballots to count, along with mailed copies with a correct mail date...
by Zak Podmore Bluff residents will head to the polls on Tuesday, June 26 to elect their first city council since voting to incorporate last year. In San Juan County and across the State of Utah, voters will vote in a primary election that will help pare the list of candidates for the...
Information is sought on the murder of Antonio Montowine on April 14 south of Bluff. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect. Montowine, age 31 of Santa Fe, NM, was shot and killed by an unknown...
Bluff Elementary School fifth grade teacher Nicole Wallis is one of ten educators to be honored with a 2018 Excellence in Teaching award from the Utah Education Association (UEA). Wallis will receive the UEA/dõTERRA Excellence in Teaching award on May 18 during the KeyBank Superstars in...
by Zak Podmore The most common phrase uttered at a May 2 candidates forum for Bluff’s first town council was, “I agree.” Two mayoral candidates and six running for four council seats in the upcoming election on June 26 spoke for nearly two hours about their vision for the newly...
by Zak Podmore San Juan County is moving forward with a new economic development initiative, and a motel in Bluff could be the first to benefit. In December, the San Juan County Commission voted to create a Community Reinvestment Agency, which is a separate legal entity maintained by a...
A new elementary school in Bluff is closer to reality after the San Juan School Board approved a trade of land on April 4. With a 5-0 vote, the board approved a land swap with the Utah Navajo Trust Fund (UNTF). Five acres of ground in Monument Valley, which is currently owned by the...
Southern Utahns can join Bluff residents in celebrating the community’s Native American and pioneer heritage at the second annual Founders Day and Frybread Festival. The festival takes place Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8 and will include entertainment to remember the area’s...
TIED TO THE POSTby Steve & Barry Simpson Once she hitched her wagon to Duke, Momma Rose kept ‘em coming fast and furiously. It was the middle 1950s, and Duke and Rose were newly wed. You know the routine, “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage...
Celebrate Cedar Mesa, an annual gathering focused on the archaeology of San Juan County, took place last weekend in Bluff, drawing a sold-out crowd from around the Four Corners and beyond. The three-day event is hosted in March by Friends of Cedar Mesa (FCM) and features service...

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