On cusp of ‘08 football season
Unbelievably, the 2008 Utah high school football season opens this Friday night. Interest and enthusiasm is high in both Blanding and Monticello, as the Broncos open at Kanab while the Buckaroos la...
Sudden, staggering, devastating
With the sudden, staggering, and devastating loss of Blanding residents Kim Acton, Brian Bayles, and Eric Johnson last Friday outside Monticello, we all struggle to come to grips.
Final steps in Olympic preparations
Former Vice President Spiro Agnew once said of his futile attempts to improve his golf game, “I know I can do better; it’s just that I never have.” Unfortunately for many of us, including myself, t...
Summer baseball leagues finish season
The Dodgers and the Red Sox from Monticello concluded a competitive summer with respective trips to Pinto league state tournaments. The Dodgers, coached by Steve Draper, finished in third place in ...
Local connections to Beijing Olympics
Todd Wells, who hails from Durango CO, has qualified for his second Olympics. Wells, a professional mountain bike and cyclocross racer, was a member of the 2004 USA Olympic team and competed in Ath...
Big win for Dodgers in tourney
“Did you see that change-up I threw?” inquired the pitcher. “Yes, but I didn’t call it,” deadpanned the manager. Nope, I’m not quoting Major League baseball, but youth baseball right here in San Ju...