Life in San Juan
The Old Bridge at SJ Inn
Mexican Hat, named after the famed sombrero formation, has a history rich in oil, gold prospecting, and uranium/vanadium mining. In 1882, this small town was first named “Goodridge”, after E.L. Goo...
Kay Jones – Just doing her best
In general, Kay Jones loves life. You can tell it just by looking at her: white haired and always smiling, she has an ethereal glow about her. She greets each new day with wonder and enthusiasm an...
Honor flight for local vet
The year was 1944. Doyle Benson Rowley was 17 years old and a new graduate of Parowan High School. Though he had enjoyed the relative safety of living in Utah, the shadow of World War II had loomed...
Tribute to Dale Maughan, Larue Winget
The year was 1948, a year after they arrived in Monticello as educators. I was 15 years old and just promoted to the ninth grade. I am a son of a father that was of Spanish/Navajo decent and a moth...
A life and death decision
Oddly enough, the weather reflected the news I received last Saturday afternoon. “Terri, if you haven’t heard, give me a call,” the text from my cousin read. Then she added, “Sharon died last night.”