Saturday, May 30, 2020


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    Castle Valley Comments

    Town Council nixes use of gravel pit

    Pamela Gibson and Tory Hill were also sworn in as members of the board and Hill was selected to continue as treasurer for the board.

    Castle Valley Comments

    The area was under a red flag (fire weather) warning for several days this week. Issued by the National Weather Service to firefighters and land management agencies, the warning means conditions are ideal for wildland fire combustion and rapid spread of a fire.

    Opinion: Castle Valley first responders called to action

    The Castle Valley Emergency Medical Responders were called out twice during the past several days on recreation related accidents as the tourist season begins to ramp up, which is the result of the easing of restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Column: Castle Valley town building will remain closed

    Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox visited Castle Valley last summer and is captured here speaking to Denise Lucas, left, and Pat Drake. The image is included in one of the gubernatorial candidate’s campaign commercials. Courtesy photo

    Opinion: Faylene retires after 13 years of service

    Ron Drake After 13 years of service to the community and Town of Castle Valley, Faylene Roth is retiring from public service for more time to relax and get away from the rigors...

    Column: Town council grapples with financial shortfall

    A procession of emergency vehicles parade past Shafer Lane in Castle Valley to honor Kaiya Moore on her 11th birthday. Photo by Ron Drake Ron Drake Finances dominated the...

    Column: Life goes on … almost normally

    Life seems to be going on as usual, with a few exceptions, in Castle Valley during this COVID-19 pandemic. The Castle Valley Fire Protection District board of commissioners held their monthly meeting Monday night...

    Castle Valley Comments: April 9, 2020

    Ron Drake Tuesday morning one of our long-time residents passed away. Jake Burnett was found dead in his home by a friend who dropped by his house to check on him. The friend,...

    Castle Valley Comments: April 2, 2020

    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...

    Castle Valley Comments: March 12, 2020

    Because of the extreme weather conditions that existed last fall, many residents were not able to do their fall burning of tree limbs and other yard debris, so many are anxious to get it done this spring....
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    City cuts jobs to bridge huge tax loss

    These steps are in addition to cuts made March 13 when 60 part-time employees were terminated.