Castle Valley Comments: Oct. 17, 2019

The Castle Valley Medical first responders were paged out twice last week for incidents that were outside the town boundaries. During the early afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 12 a motorcyclist lost control of his bike while traveling down the Castle Valley side of the Loop Road. The 38-year-old male rider was with a group of eight other motorcyclist from Idaho when the accident occurred. As he was traveling down in the area of the hairpin curves he encountered loose gravel and lost control when he drove over the gravel.

Castle Valley Comments: Oct. 10, 2019

Next Saturday, Oct 19, Castle Valley will be celebrating one of the most remarkable and versatile vegetables – the hard-shell gourd – during the annual Castle Valley Gourd Festival. The event, which draws gourd enthusiast from all parts of the country, will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. Gourd artists are asked to register for a free booth space by calling organizer Ruth Brown at 435-259-0537 and they can start setting up at 8 am. There will be something for all ages there.

Castle Valley Comments: Aug. 29, 2019

Longtime resident David Earl Hotz died last Saturday morning, Aug. 24, from complications associated with the onset of cancer. He was 64 years old and was the youngest child of Earl and Nettie Hotz. Dave was born in Grand Junction but his family moved to different mining or lumber camps frequently until they ended up in Gateway, Colorado before finally moving to Moab for the warmer climate. His father, Earl, got a job at the ranch in Castle Valley before it was subdivided and became the Castle Valley River Ranchos. As a result, his family moved to Castle Valley during the early 1970s and he attended Moab schools.

Castle Valley Comments – Aug. 8, 2019

Our weather has been a little cooler lately as compared to the last couple of years, according to Bob Russell, our official weather observer. Russell says, “Our July was just slightly cooler than 2017 and 2018 by one to two degrees. Based on 2017-18, we can expect another drop of one to two degrees in August. Precipitation was expectantly low at 0.17 inches total for July and based upon the records will remain below an inch in August.”