The holiday hustle and bustle will soon be upon us. It can be a stressful time, but it’s important to keep it in perspective and remember why we go to all the effort. Author Donald E. Westlake said, “As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.”
Stress – we all have it, whether it’s at work, home or places in between. There are times when we feel especially stressed due to a bad interaction or everyday hassles like traffic. No one’s life is completely stress free, but regular negative stress can keep us from feeling and performing at our best; therefore, it’s important that we learn how to manage it.
Those of us who live with modern conveniences (most of us) often find ourselves at the mercy of utility companies.
The Castle Valley Fire Department has eight fire engines. Some are specific to structure fires and others are intended for wildland fires. All but one was purchased used and most were purchased from funds that were provided by grants.
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My uncle, Nate Knight Jr., was born in Moab during the year of 1920 and was living with his family near Sego, Utah by 1922. His father, Nate senior, was working a small coal mine in Thompson Canyon just over the ridge from the larger Sego coal mine.
The burn window in Grand County has opened as of Nov. 1 after it was postponed by the county fire warden because of the hazardous fire conditions that existed. However, burning in Castle Valley is still not allowed because of Castle Valley Town Ordinance 2007-6.
My mom has endured a long slog since she suffered a stroke in early October and was life-flighted to Salt Lake City. She has been worked over pretty thoroughly by the University of Utah Hospital, with a first stop in intensive care, then on to rehab. But last week, Adrien told her various medical specialists that she’d had enough of their needling, and that she wanted, in no uncertain terms, to come home.
I was saddened to hear of the death of Marjorie Stucki last week. She died in her sleep at her home in Payson, Utah. She and husband Richard along with five of their eight children were early residents of Castle Valley River Ranchos, having arrived to the valley in June of 1976.
One item on the agenda of the Castle Valley Town Council during the regular monthly meeting, which was held Oct. 16, had to do with the temporary donation of a metal art piece.
Kathy Hurt is a very interesting lady from Fruita, Colorado. She is an author and historian, to boot. I first heard of her when a friend loaned me a copy of a book Kathy wrote in 2011. It’s called “Way Points Along the Book Mountains.”
To those who plan to preserve the harvest this year, it’s good to review the basics so the final products have maximum quality, shelf life and safety. The advantages of home canning are lost when jars fail to seal properly, when food spoils or when flavor, texture, color and nutrients deteriorate during storage. (USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning). Consider these tips to achieve the best results.