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This time of year, the wind blows in fiercely one day and blows on the next. That has certainly been the case this Spring. Last week, “Hollywood” did much the same in our village. They blew in one day and after a furious round of activity, were just as quickly gone. It all started one day with a...
After a hiatus of a couple of years or more, the infamous La Sal Dynamite Shoot is back! Course, a lot of things have been absent for two years as the world went through a pandemic. But as far as I know, there is only one dynamite shoot and it’s ours. Okay, there are probably others out there...
Truth be told, I’m discontent every winter. I don’t like cold or snow or wind. I threaten to move back to Southern Arizona each year. I was recently talking to a friend about how I hated wind and cold. He says, you hate wind and cold, but you live in La Sal? Our winters really aren’t that severe,...
A couple of events occurred this week within the time warp – me writing, you reading. Such is the reality of a weekly newspaper.  Sunday night was the March meeting of the La Sal Literary Guild.  I know that’s a strange night for us to meet, but there was a short deadline in getting our books...
We’ve had many days recently that feel like spring. Then last week we received some muchneeded and much-prayed-for snow and some frigid temperatures. This week however, we are slated for the return of springlike weather. By then we should be able to enjoy a wonderful mud event too. I take comfort...
As soon as the Holidays are over, I’m yearning for Spring.  I’m not a winter person!  That’s when the seed and plant catalogues start arriving in the mail.   I think the first one came on January 2 this year.  Heck, it was only two weeks into official winter.  I keep telling my spouse that he...
Several decades ago, the Kyle family moved to La Sal.  In all the years they lived here, they were active in community affairs and an integral part of our village.   In the ensuing years, two of them have passed to their eternal reward.  Two, Merlene and her daughter Sue, have moved to Moab into...
December 21 was the night appointed for the annual (except for last year) La Sal Elementary School Christmas Program. After being skipped last year due to COVID, there was a lot of anticipation for the program’s return. Scheduled for this year was the play “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Parts...
It’s not my week to write this column, but there is some updating necessary. First of all, the La Sal Elementary kiddos program has been moved up a day to Tuesday, December 21. It starts at 6 p.m. sharp. These folks somehow ignore La Sal Standard time. Next, a report on the first (hopefully...
The last month has seen the passing of two special men who were longtime residents of La Sal. Ned Kirk, 69, passed away after a long illness at his home in La Sal on November 26, 2021. At his request, he will be cremated. A memorial service will be held for him in January. He and his wife, Connie...

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