La Sal

I love to spend as much time as I can on The Mountain. My husband loves it there too, but he is not as self-entertaining as I am. He gets restless and bored. Isn’t that what leads to many folks having a tryst? I can take walks, do crosswords and other puzzles, read, ride my ATV, do handwork, and...
We have a great group of local emergency responders for which I am continually gratefully, especially since I do not have what it takes to be one. ‘Tis the season – fire season. Just when you think it can’t get any hotter, drier, or windier, it gets hotter, drier, and windier! We continue to be...
Schools throughout San Juan County, included pictured Monticello Elementary, will delay their start by two days
San Juan County School Board finalized plans ahead of the start of the academic school year later this month. Key items passed include 100 percent remote learning for students in the south part of the county for the start of the year. The district moved the first day of school for students from...
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...

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