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For the first time ever, Twin Rocks Trading Post and twinrocks.com will be offering a 30 percent discount off the listed retail price of all arts and crafts from local artists. These deductions will be good until the end of the year. Our current difficulties and the federal government’s efforts to...
As a young man, I developed a serious aversion to pulling weeds. Maybe it was because no matter how many you extracted, there were always more coming up. Whatever the reason, I hate that job and studiously avoid it when possible. The other day, I noticed I had put off attending to the ever-...
“This is the desert after all,” I thought to myself as Grange and I sped along Highway 191 North towards Salt Lake City. He and I were heading back after his stint at home during the COVID-19 shutdown, and to get there we were traversing Utah south to north. My in-class period has long since...
Not long ago, a woman from one of the nearby communities stopped by Twin Rocks Trading Post to peruse our inventory of turquoise jewelry, baskets, folk art, and Navajo rugs. As she browsed, we talked and after a time, I realized I knew her son and daughter-in-law. During our conversation she...
It was the summer of 1971, and the Simpson family was living in a mobile home behind the Plateau filling station south of Blanding. Woody, our paternal grandfather, was working in Cisco, CO clearing brush for the Nielson brothers, Connie and Skinny. Craig, Barry, and I ran the service station,...
Back in the 1950s when I was a kid growing up in Louisville, KY, just about my favorite thing was to spend Saturdays at the West End Theater double-feature matinee. For 40 cents, I could see two westerns and enjoy a small box of popcorn and a soft drink. I caught a free ride on any city bus since...
While it is unusual, at times Rick Bell and I see things quite differently. Other than the events described below, however, I can recall only a handful of occasions when we were genuinely out of sync. Rick is intelligent, reasonable, and extremely patient. Additionally, he and I are politically,...
Bluff’s Twin Rocks Trading Post and Cafe is pleased to announce that we are the recipient of a generous Utah Governor’s Shop in Utah grant. The award of approximately $50,000 will be used to create a Feed the Hungry campaign to provide food relief for local families. Beginning September 1, and...
Less than 10 miles west of Bluff lies the geological marvel known as Comb Ridge. Stretching more than 80 miles from south to north, this feature is a jagged monocline created approximately 65 million years ago when underground tectonic plates shifted to raise a sandstone rim almost 20 degrees in...
After many years searching for true meaning in my life, I finally realized one element I universally need is texture. I am like a child who explores things by touching, smelling, and occasionally putting them in his mouth. At Twin Rocks Trading Post, I constantly run my hands over the Navajo rugs....

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