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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...
Last week’s newspaper had a photo of flooding at the Hideout Golf Club. A couple of weeks before that, there was flooding in parts of Moab. La Sal sits between the two towns, but rain has been noticeably absent in our village environs. We keep looking at our weather app on our smarter than us...
That would be the return of “Scales and Tales” on July 1 at the La Sal Community Center. These folks and their critters have been here before and are liked by many. I’d give you a firsthand report, but I’m not one of those who cares for snakes and lizards and other creepy crawlies. There was a...
Six-year-old motocross phenom Sierra Bull tearing up the track. Bull hails from La Sal and has a chance to compete in a championship event Aug. 6-10. Courtesy photo
A local La Salian, Sierra Bull, is ready set the world on fire. And she is only six years old. Here area of expertise – motocross. Sierra has the opportunity to race at the world’s most prestigious event, the Loretta Lynn AMA Amateur Motocross Championship in Tennessee August 1st through the 6th...
Well, if the wind would stop blowing, we’d think it was Spring. Every year some folks say they think it is blowing harder this year. I’m inclined to agree. The temperatures are nice, but the wind, ugh! Okay, so it would not be Spring here if there were not wind. If it is Spring, the local gals (and...
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...

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