In December of 2019, a movement started. Like all grand things, “warm the bus up” had humble beginnings. On Dec. 3, the Red Devils boys basketball team handily beat the Monticello Buckaroos 75-50 and a small group of fans chanted “warm the bus up” at the tail end of the game.
It comes around every 10 years, and it’s hard to believe it’s time to participate in another U.S. Census. Below is information from the Federal Trade Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, about the facts and fiction on how the 2020 Census process works. It includes information that people will – and won’t – be asked for, and red flags to help individuals spot and report scams.
I’ve been telling you some stories about my Uncle Nate Knight over the course of the past couple months. It’s the year 2020 now and my dear uncle would have been 100 years old on March 27. He lived a good, exciting and interesting life in many ways, but also lived a life so challenging that most would find it unbearable.
For a small community, Castle Valley has a lot of activities to keep us informed, entertained and healthy. Residents can attend town meetings to keep abreast of how the elected officials run our municipality, witness how the fire department operates, find a good book to read during the cold winter days, enjoy a board game, card game, a lively game of ping pong, or take a hike. The following is a list of activities that can be found in Castle Valley to fulfill the curiosity or interest for most everyone:
I was happy to see that a reader noticed Dave Hotz’s name was missing from The Times-Independent’s annual list of departed folks in 2019.
I want to thank Back of Beyond Books for organizing the Books for Tots program over the holidays. What a special gift to come back from the break to a big box of beautiful, new books.
I hope everyone enjoyed the past holiday season as much as I did. It has taken me four years of retirement to finally get used to the idea that taking care of the traveling public in Grand County was no longer my responsibility.
In November of 2019, after nine years as Grand County Justice Court judge, I was required by state law to leave the bench as I had turned 75 years old.
The caller didn’t leave his name or phone number. He just wanted to vent and tell us how The Times-Independent is full of “hate-spreading liberals” all because we published a letter from local defense attorney Steve Russell, who – gasp! – harbors liberal views.
The average temperature for December was in line with our available average compilation, according to our official weather observer, Bob Russell. He said our December average high was 39.7 degrees compared with the 40.9 historical average. Our average low was 20.4 degrees compared with 22.6. He said our frigid last three days of single digits in December pulled us down a little. It was a different story with the snow. “We struggled to get a white Christmas with just a trace of snow but our 6.5 inches on the 28th brought our total to 7.6 inches, well above our historical 4.1 inches,” he observed.
According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, 2,000 adults surveyed said they believe having someone to account to who understands their financial goals would help them be more financially successful.
George Orwell, in his essay, “Politics and the English Language,” wrote, “All issues are political issues and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia.” If Orwell is correct then I, as a news consumer, am in danger of poisoning my inner being with “lies, evasion, follies,” etc. Sounds bad. The impeachment hearings were especially toxic.