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On June 6, 2020, Ted, Oggie, and I headed for Bullfrog, hoping to find a hiking place south of the predicted rainstorm, but rain and hail started peppering down when we turned onto Highway 95 and grew heavier as we traveled west. A white-out of ice hit us after we drove through the Comb Ridge cut...
At the June 9 Blanding City Council meeting, the Council discussed the events being planned by private residents for Independence Day Celebration. An events policy was approved for the city years ago and serves as a guideline for what groups can do.  Many of the policies work within the guidelines...
Monticello High School junior Olivia Chamberlain picked up a 2A second-place finish in a high school individual player state championship held by the Utah Section PGA Thursday, June 4 at Rose Park Golf Course in Salt Lake City. Chamberlain shot a 94 on the day and will be a two-time All-state...
When we were kids, my older brother, Tom, and I snagged snakes out of water meter holes in Hutchinson, KS where we lived. We mostly let them go, but on one of our adventures, unbeknownst to our mother, we planned to take home two for pets. Tom lifted the cover, and we dropped onto our bellies to...
After a lengthy discussion and input from legal counsel and health officials, the Blanding City Council voted 3-2 to cancel the 2020 Independence Day events sponsored by the city. Councilmembers Logan Monson and Cheryl Bowers voted against the measure. Much discussion centered around the...
Last Saturday, Ted, Oggie, and I drove to Blue Notch, the clay saddle between two massive red rock formations north of the Happy Jack mine in Red Canyon, hoping to photograph desert wildflowers. The prince’s plumes bloomed along with a few fishhook cacti, primroses, and, surprisingly, tamarisk,...
In one of the most unexpected conclusions to a school year ever, area students are set to receive diplomas this week from the five San Juan School District high schools. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in at-home education during the entire fourth quarter of the school year. While the hundreds...
The possibility of holding popular summer activities dominated the May 12 meeting of the Blanding City Council, including opening the pool, running baseball and softball seasons, and holding events for the Independence Day holiday. Safely opening the pool is a chief concern. When the meeting was...
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