About Us


Bears Ears Monument Souvenir Shop 
How it Happened

Tamy Jaramillo (pictured below), Yak's Café owner and chef, had a dream. This website, and its exclusive products are the result of that dream. Something to add to the Cafés success.
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Tamy Jaramillo, Yak's Cafe owner, dreamer of Bears Ears National Monument souvenirs
Tamy racing professionally. 
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In her own words, it happened like this:
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"A little history. I had a vision/dream.
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I was coming home from a barrel race, thinking about how to enhance the cafes business. I thought about extending hours. But, that would benefit only me. Then, this idea appeared.  
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People are always asking questions, directions, and general information about the Bears Ears, since it made the news and became a National Monument. We did our homework, and found very few souvenirs, or products for the Bears Ears National Monument where out there; and those that existed didn't portray the the area or the local Native American connection. 
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In my dream, I was told to employ Chris Blackhorse, a local Navajo Artist  and a long time friend of mine from Bluff, Utah. With Chris, help we create a line of authentic and incredible Bears Ears souvenirs.
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Chris Blackhorse's Limited Edition Red Clay Bear
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I reached out to Chris, and told him about my dream/vision. Chris, being a visionary artist, brought it to life - way beyond my expectations. With a small town business owner's dream and an exceptional artist, we've created an original, unique, hand-crafted, one of a kind line of Bears Ears National Monument souvenirs.
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The line includes, pottery bears( pictured above), paying tribute to the wildlife and the Bears Ears Buttes, t-shirts with hand drawn art work from Chris Blackhorse, water bottles, drink koozies, coffee mugs, hats and much much more.
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The bears and t-shirts (our most popular products) are all produced in San Juan County, Utah. Enhancing the local economy, providing more jobs for local residents. 
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We hired a local t-shirt shop (Bears Skins Custom Ink) to help create Yak's Cafe's Bears Ears t-shirts. 
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The last part of the dream, to market worldwide, came in to play on the 15th of January 2019. Our products are available in house, online at: Yaks. Café, Etsy, Amazon, and Ebay."
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All designs are exclusive to Yaks Cafe, copyrighted and trademarked to us to ensure that we can continue to employ Chris Blackhorse; and to protect our hard work we have put into creating this line of souvenirs.
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We are so proud and excited to be offering the only local authentic Native American Bears Ears National Monument souvenirs, in the world.