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Bluff Explores Incorporation as Town

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The 250 or so residents of Bluff in southeast Utah are being asked to consider incorporating the town. Advocates of the move have set a community meeting for Thursday, February 9th, to discuss the possibility.

Bluff, which is currently considered part of the unincorporated areas of San Juan County, is managed by a Service Area Board. The co-chair of the incorporation committee, Brant Murray, says Bluff is the county’s oldest community, adding, “It looks like a town, functions like a town, but it’s not officially a town.” He says incorporation would give the community a seat at the table it doesn’t have now. Proponents are seeking signatures on a petition to put the issue before voters. Twenty percent of the town’s populace would have to sign in order to begin the process.

Gail Binkly is a career journalist who has worked for the Colorado Springs Gazette and Cortez Journal, and was the editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.
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