On March 24, I received a letter from my parents that had been opened.
The Red Cross blood drive held March 25 was a great success thanks to our wonderful community. This blood drive was unlike any of the other blood drives I have participated in.
I am from Wisconsin and was visiting family in Colorado a couple of weeks ago. I drove over to Moab to visit the area. I spent the night in a hotel and was headed back to Colorado on March 18.
By Sand Sheff
Andrew Saul, commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency also reminds everyone to be aware of scammers who try to take advantage of the pandemic to trick people into providing personal information or payment via retail gift cards, wire transfers, internet currency, or by mailing cash, to maintain Social Security benefit payments or receive economic impact payments from the Department of the Treasury.
Utah Sen. Mike Lee issued a note to all Supplemental Security Income recipients March 31 describing how SSI recipients can access the COVID-19 relief made available from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The following note is from the Congressional Research Service:
In an incident that could have ended badly, a suspected impaired driver was arrested Friday on a felony charge of possession of a firearm by a restricted person, and several misdemeanor charges, including DUI and assault on a peace officer.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues here in Castle Valley as well as the rest of the world, life seems to be going on pretty much as normal despite the inconveniences. Town Clerk Jocelyn Buck commented that a positive aspect of the situation is that it is so quiet right now because there are not a lot of cars speeding along Castle Valley Drive and she is able to hear the birds sing.
The days and months seem irrelevant now, looking into a future controlled not by humans but by a germ that has touched the entire world and devastated lives.
I’ve most recently been relating some of my good memories of the Miller family who lived across the tracks from my family here in Thompson Springs back during the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. In those days, by the way, our nice little town was just called Thompson. I’m going to tell you a few more of my favorite stories about Ted, Nana and Bruce Miller in this column, then I’ll move on to something else next time.
Utah State University Extension provides an array of research-backed online courses, many of which are free or offered at a discount, as a way to assist Utahns as they navigate the challenges of COVID-19.
Utah gas prices have fallen 9.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.37 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,171 stations. Gas prices in Utah on March 30 were 18.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 6.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.