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Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it – all at once.  For several years folks have been praying for moisture which is so desperately needed in our dry, arid desert country. This while others on both the west and east coasts are enduring horrible floods. Well, it seems an answer to our...
The world, at least our local world, kind of fell into a deep freeze after Christmas. We only had a smattering of snow left on the ground when the big day arrived, but I guess you could still call it a White Christmas. Shortly thereafter, the snow began to fall in earnest. By then Ma Nature had...
‘Tis the season for holiday events, however in our village there are some non-holiday happenings as well.  And some events that did not happen. For a couple of weeks, the folks who attend worship services at the Latter-Day-Saint church have noticed a smell of propane.  For those of us who live in...
I can’t give you a firsthand report on this year’s Halloween Carnival as I was out of town for a couple of weeks.   However, on the evening of the carnival, my spouse got a call from one of the coven moms – this year’s mover and shaker and doing-much-of-the-work gal, Tiffany Broderick Smith. She...
A couple of folks have asked me if there is filming going on in La Sal. Well, not right in La Sal proper, but up on The Mountain, there is a lot of filming activity underway. Although, I think the advent of winter may have put a little damper on that and delayed production for awhile. Several folks...
I could report that we are expecting Hollywood to descend upon the environs of La Sal to do some filming for a major motion picture as well as shots for TV series, or so I’ve heard.  And, that would be true.  However, that pretty much pertains to all of SE Utah.  No, what I am reporting today is an...
The last days of summer garnered us a beautiful, much-needed, much prayed-for rain. It was a slow, ground-soaking, all-day rain. The total rainfall was 1.1 inches over a nine-day period, with rain falling on six of those days.  The first full day of fall was a gloriously beautiful one. It was just...
The last few columns have been special features and I have neglected to report some lesser happenings in our little village. Hopefully today I can rectify that just a little bit.  School is back in session at La Sal E. as it is all around the area. There are some changes this year to staffing. Ms....
Be forewarned, this week’s column is going to be very personal.   In the words of Skeeter Davis, a one hit wonder from the 60s:  “Why does the sun go on shining?”   It’s something we wonder when we lose someone very dear.   Two weeks ago I lost my best friend of 50 years, my soul sister.   For me,...
The use to be annual La Sal Community cookout on The Mountain was held last Saturday after a two-year absence as is the case with many events of late.   This was formerly “This Is It” day, aka Pioneer Day, but recent organizers have moved it to later in the summer.   No matter. It’s still the same...

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