Grand County School District needs you! If you have a day or two a week to help in educating our students, or if your children are now in school all day and you would like to work the same hours as your children, please sign up as a substitute teacher.
I can’t remember exactly when I first met Floyd Stoughton. It was probably sometime in 1985 when he began building his house on Shafer Lane. But whenever it was, I’ve enjoyed our association and friendship for these last many years
I’m thinking I’ll continue with some more family stories of Thompson Springs in the 1950s. As mentioned in the last column, things were kind of spicy and dicey due to the influx of uranium miners and the assorted commotion they were causing out in the hills and when they came into town to wet their whistles.
Dust is flying in the alpine meadows of the La Sal Mountains. Centuries-old cushion plants are crushed, rare daisies are shorn to their roots, and ovals of bare dirt stand out like scars among the wildflowers. The cause is not hikers. It’s not bikers. It’s goats.
Just when it seemed we all lost our collective mind, along comes the Grand County Change in Form of Government Study Committee to remind us that people with diverse backgrounds and political ideologies can still set aside those differences for the good of the whole.
The power outage Aug. 28 was more widespread than just Castle Valley – and the surge that came when the lights came back on did some damage.
It seems like I really have been writing way too many of these in the last year or so. Even the sheriff said it seemed like a lot of folks were passing away when I told him about the passing of Dave Holtz last week.
To all of you who are promoting this dark skies agenda, you are out of your minds. If you want dark skies go to Arches, Dead Horse Point or you can go south of town to see dark skies.
I am writing to inform you about an issue that Moab Regional Hospital was recently notified about concerning protected health information that was discovered at the former Allen Memorial Hospital site.
Republican. Democrat. Republicrat. Demonstrative. Names of political parties. Nouns, verbs, adverbs, subjects, objects. We use them all in our everyday speech and writing, and don’t give them a second thought. That’s how I am now, and how I was when learning my first fairly fluent (at the time) second language, as a tenth grade student at John C. Fremont High School in Los Angeles in 1955. Frau Gellman was the teacher. We didn’t even dare thinking of a teacher’s first name. They might as well not have had one. (OK. Diagram that sentence. I could have at one time. No more. Pearl Baker could.)
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.