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If you read the weekly newspaper in digital form, then tomorrow is turkey day. If not, well, then your Thanksgiving dinner is probably already digested. And if you’re lucky, you have a fridge full of leftovers. Hopefully everyone had a great day full of family, friends, food, a good nap, and lots...
Early Tuesday morning, November 2, a mother and her adult son lost all their worldly possessions as their mobile home caught fire and burned literally to the ground. The home was in the trailer court in La Sal. It is a great credit to the training and response of the La Sal Volunteer Fire...
I guess it is not to be unexpected in a village with an abundance of senior citizens, that they depart not to unexpectedly. Two weeks ago, folks in La Sal heard of the passing of Lola Mackie one of our more colorful seniors.  Lola came to La Sal over a decade ago and was very involved with the...
It is definitely fall. The colors have just burst upon The Mountain. A recent reconnoiter to see the leaves indicated a lot of folks headed that way for the regular elk hunt, which began last Saturday. The mountain will be densely populated with hunters by now. That will be followed by the...
George Wesley “Wes” Hill passed away peacefully at his home Sunday morning after a short and valiant battle with cancer. His loving wife Rhonda was with him at the time of his passing. Wes and Rhonda moved to La Sal about ten years ago, purchasing the old CCC barracks to convert it into a home....
In the 1930s there was a hit song: “Pennies from Heaven.” It would be nice to have little copper coins raining down upon us even though a penny isn’t worth what it used to be. No, really. We’d rather have the wet stuff coming down. That’s just what we got a couple of weeks ago, though not in...
For many years, the community of La Sal has headed to The Mountain for a cook-out to celebrate “This Is It” Day, aka Pioneer Day. Last year, of course, it was cancelled due to the pandemic. July 2021 was baking hot, so the festivities were postponed for cooler weather. Unfortunately, just when...
Julia Josephine Wareham (Cookie), 82, passed away July 21, 2021, at Four Corners Care Center in Blanding where she had resided for the last few months. Julia and her husband Gerald had been living in Old La Sal for several years. That is where they built their little dream home, a lovely log cabin...
I must admit to being somewhat remiss in my reporting of this next item. It occurred on July 1, so you can see I am a little behind my time. A fellow from “Scales and Tails” in West Valley City made a sweep through our county visiting several libraries, including our own Library in a Closet in La...
We used to have some big Independence Day festivities in La Sal, but not for the last few years. We even had a time where there was a nighttime fireworks display. That, of course, was pre-drought. Most folks have other ways of celebrating Independence Day now. For me, it’s going to The Mountain....

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