On more than one recent occasion, I’ve stolen into my mom’s garden to steal some of my favorite flowers. Like all the special blooms on my list, these blossom just once a year, so I try to savor their unique beauty and scent, knowing I can’t enjoy them again for another full cycle of the calendar.
Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox recently filed his declaration to run for governor of Utah during the next election. He intends to visit every incorporated city and town in the state during the next several months preceding the election in November. As a result of that commitment he will visit Moab next Tuesday, June 25 and after spending the night he will travel to Castle Valley to visit with the residents here.
Since their divorce about five years ago, Harry and Elizabeth have worked hard to be successful parents of 12-year-old Stephen and 14-year-old Anne. Elizabeth stayed in the family home and Harry bought a house on the same street. Harry remarried and has teenage stepsons; Elizabeth remarried and has no stepchildren.
Joe Auer of Castle Valley is recuperating at home after a harrowing near-death experience last month. Auer, an avid outdoors enthusiast who enjoys hiking, rock climbing, bicycling and other sports was participating in one of his favorite pastimes, which is the perilous sport of base jumping.
After marrying in Idaho, Clarence and Elise Rogers began a trip by horse and wagon down towards Arizona, but ended up in Ouray, Colorado instead. It was getting late in the year of 1921. One of Grandpa Clarence’s first jobs in the area seems to have been ranch work at Piedmont.
Just as Utah lawmakers prepare to discuss “tax modernization,” the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, issued a report urging Utah to “blaze a trail” for other states by imposing sales tax on services. Curiously, the report parrots the same misleading talking points employed by Utah lawmakers to justify what would amount to the largest expansion of tax policy in Utah’s history.
On June 6, the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion – otherwise known as D-day – The Times-Independent and other newspapers across the nation are taking advantage of an offer made by the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum and the Scripps Howard Foundation, which gave us permission to reprint some of the sobering columns Pyle wrote in the days following the landing which gave the Allies a foothold in Europe. The bloody landing marked a turning point in World War II.
NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 – Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn’t arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore.
Natalie and Jeremy dated through high school and college. They lived together for three years after college and then got married. Natalie teaches elementary school and Jeremy is an engineer. They have two Great Danes that they rescued, but no children. They are buying a house and have two vehicles. They have no debt
I’m probably not through with last week’s subject: dictionaries, old and not so new. Maybe I should get hold of a really new one for comparison. The thought had been rolling around in my head, but with no real direction, so I wasn’t going to write this week, until the staff here at the T-I gave me a little shove.
Frontier Communications notified members of the Castle Valley Fire Department and town officials last week that the phone service would be down May 30 at midnight. The outage was to last up to four hours and residents could still call within the valley and use 911 for emergencies.
Dictionary. A noun. Derived from late latin, according to one that has been around the Times-Independent offices since 1919. We were located around the corner next to the bank way back then, The bank, institutionally as we know it now didn’t exist way back then. But Sam’s father, L.L. “Bish” who got involved in newspapering here in 1911, sure did.