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NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter Folks are still busy, busy, busy with summer activities.  And, it is still hotter than the Fourth of July!  That holiday recently behind us, it must be time for the 24th of July, aka Pioneer Day, aka “This is It Day!”  The La Sal annual celebration of this...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter Word was received last week of the passing of a former La Salian, Jo Ellen Attwood.  Jo passed away Tuesday, May 2 at her home near Price, UT.  She and her husband and son moved from La Sal about three years ago after living here for several years.  Her...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter Several locals, mostly the ladies at La Sal Elementary School, chose this year’s annual school holiday program to acknowledge the decades of work in the community by one of its citizen. Karry Lynn Bradshaw Deeter received a big thanks for all her dedicated...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter This week we note the passing of a long time former La Salian and legend, Hal Bane, who lived and worked on The Ranch here for four decades.  Hal came to La Sal with his wife Jackie and children Matt and Shauna in the mid 1970s to work for La Sal Livestock...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter For the last two or three years the Forest Service (FS) has been preparing for a vegetative treatment, control burn on “The Mountain” aka the La Sals. They spent two summers chopping back oak brush along the sides of roads that were to be used as fire...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter Sunday night, just about dusk, saw the two La Sal ambulances being dispatched to “the trailer court”.  Their lights were blinking red and blue, but there were no sirens.  The report was that there was an unresponsive man. Unfortunately, we have to report...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter Steve Barnett of Old La Sal lost his life one week ago in a tragic accident at the top of Blue Hill, ten miles south of Moab.  Barnett was passing a slow moving semi truck as the passing lane ended and slammed head on into a semi truck coming from the other...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter As I mentioned in our last episode, we get folks who come to La Sal to hide out or be off the grid (literally in some cases).  But we also get people moving into our village who come and hit the ground running with both feet and just become an active and...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter Our local emergency responders were called out twice in the last few days.  Their first call-out was to the gruesome fatal accident in Lisbon Valley on August 28.  Car passengers, both living and deceased, had to be extracted from vehicles.  This was a two...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter Twenty outstanding young men from La Canada High School near north Los Angeles descended upon the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Sal on April 7 for a day of work and adventure as they completed sprucing up a building that has long been a mainstay in La...

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