I was at the last boys basketball game of the season on Friday, Feb. 7. Ouch, that was a tough one. I’m not saying the referees were wrong, but the loss was quite a bitter pill to swallow. Competitive sports by nature involve winning and losing; when an athlete steps on the court or on the field, there is a chance even the best of them will lose.
A woman in New York paid $1,800 for a 9-week-old black leopard. She thought it was cute and friendly — until it attacked her.
There was a lot of public clamor in the valley 35 years ago this month when the Bureau of Land Management and Conoco Petroleum Company announced a proposed exploratory well at the base of Parriott Mesa just off the Pace Hill Road. Much of the agenda of the Castle Valley Property Owners Association monthly meeting was devoted to a question and answer session with officials from the BLM and Conoco. The BLM district manager stated that written comment would be accepted and a decision would be made 35 years ago this week.
Oh … Where to start? Way back I guess, before I ever knew them since I wasn’t born yet, of course.
I was talking to a local businessman the other day about politics. We didn’t agree on much, but we were respectful of one another, unlike a couple of his customers.
The membership of the Castle Valley Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sustained new leadership during their meeting last Sunday, Feb. 6 and released the existing branch presidency.
There seems to be a shift in recent decades regarding family culture and expectations. According to family researcher William Doherty, the shift has moved toward a, “what’s in it for me?” culture, and children are sponges for it. They watch shows where children are disrespectful to parents and see manipulative advertising showing them it’s okay to expect their parents to provide the latest and greatest toy or piece of equipment. They often see parents as providers of things to consume.
I learned Kobe Bryant was dead in a helicopter crash while driving home from the market after a long Sunday hike.
Five members of the Castle Valley Fire Department attended Winter Fire School in St. George this past weekend. The Utah Fire and Rescue Academy sponsor the annual event, which is in association with Utah Valley University.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and his pals in the legislature might have saved themselves some time and respect if they had listened to folks’ concerns about tax reform before they plunged headlong into a plan of action that was created in a vacuum.
If you have a good memory and have been keeping up with this series of stories about my uncle, Nate Knight, you will remember that he was a man who grew up in the Book Cliffs of southeastern Utah back in the 1920s and ’30s. I believe that spending enough time amongst the lonesome ridges and canyons of the Book Cliffs Mountains can give a person a special understanding of nature’s ability to hide her beauty right under your nose.
We have all bumped up against taboo topics in everyday conversation, at work, in public discourse, and in popular culture. Death is one obvious example. It is difficult for death to get the attention it deserves as a fact of life, so we create forums like “Death Cafés” to talk about it.