La Sal

We are in the midst of the County Fair, which means that summer is winding to a close, at least for those whose schedule is regulated by the school year. The fair always comes just before the start of school, but who knows what this school year will bring? “May you live in interesting times.” That...
Sherry Youngblood, a resident of La Sal for many years, passed away peacefully at her home on July 14 after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Her family, three daughters and one son, spent the last few days with her prior to her passing. Sherry first came to La Sal in the 1950s. She lived here...
Prior to retiring from my day job with the gommint, we referred to boondoggles as any time a lot of folks from the same office all went in separate vehicles to a meeting spot.   In truth, it was usually due to the meeting being brief and everyone then dispersing in various directions for other...
The weather the last couple of months has been a roller coaster ride to be sure. With the arrival of summer last Saturday the temps rose to toasty levels. But what about this wind? Okay, I admit defeat. This does seem to be a windier-than-usual spring. Now, an update and a rest of the story on my...
Our neighbor!  What is that man doing “floating” up there?! Well, here’s how the situation sort of came about. The neighbor’s son is building a new home in West La Sal. The wide expanse of his roof was covered by a thin sheet of weather barrier.   Spring winds had precluded the installation of the...
Usually this time of year I am writing to tell you all about the year end happenings at La Sal Elementary School. As with most things in our world at present, the “virus” has affected the norm.   There was no end-of-the-year get-together at our local one-roomed schoolhouse to show families and...
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...
 It is an interesting year to say the least for seniors graduating from high school or other educational institutions. Besides only being able to enjoy a “virtual” graduation, some missed out on other extra spring activities.   In lieu of graduation, my offering for them this year is a biographical...
Well, such a springtime in the Rockies can be spring-like. “When it’s springtime in the Rockies, there’ll be six feet of snow or it’ll be 40 below.”  We do take spring a day at a time in this part of the world, where Ma Nature gives us a spring day here and there. We’ve had more than a few nice...
The number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in San Juan County is expected to grow in coming days as the results of a mobile testing unit continue to roll in. The virus has infected residents of most communities in the county, including Blanding, Bluff, Montezuma Creek, Monument Valley, and Navajo...

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