Hollan Moore of Castle Valley shipped out this week for a six-month deployment to the Middle East. As an Air Force reservist with the 67th Aerial Port Squadron, which is attached to the 419 Fighter Wing of Hill Air Force Base, this is his second deployment.
Walking, waulking. I’ve done both, Ninety-nine percent of humankind over the age of about one year walks around after a fashion including my great-grandson Desmond, who utilizes one leg on the floor to scoot around for his “walking.” He’ll get it soon.
It is common to hear people asserting their rights in many different ways. One is a shallow version of rights, such as when someone insists: “I have a right to faster service at this restaurant or a right to get my questions answered by a human being rather than a bot.” At a deeper level, however, certain rights get established by the society as a whole and should apply to everyone: protecting safety and life, free speech, freedom of religious expression, the right to bear arms, the right to property, the right to protection from discrimination of various types, due process, freedom from unjust imprisonment, etc.
I stayed in Moab with my grandparents, Len and Laura Stocks, for the six or eight weeks that comprised kindergarten in the summer of 1958. The schools were running double sessions at that time in Moab because there were too many children and not enough schools.
For many years now I’ve lived next door to Moab’s two creeks, Mill Creek and Pack Creek. In fact the two come together on a corner of what used to be my property, but is now Zane and Molly’s property. Flood zone? That’s a good question. Maps probably say one thing, but through the years of floods from time to time, they never came very high up on either parcel.
Several items of business were discussed during the regular monthly meeting of the Castle Valley Town Council, which was held Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the town hall.
Summer is winding down and many children are hitting the books instead of the snooze button. In addition to encouraging children to stay organized and responsible with their time and activities, it is important to have conversations about social tips that will help in their relationships with friends, teachers and other employees at the school.
Wildfires, flashfloods and winds have been plentiful around Utah this year. Other parts of the nation and world face hurricanes, tropical storms and earthquakes. Watching the news and seeing others struggle, along with the unknown in our areas, can add to a sense of unrest.
Over three weeks after the Castle Valley area and the rest of the county experienced a widespread power outage, people are still discovering effects from the surge that occurred when the electricity was restored.
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.
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.