The Buffet is closed
by Maxine Deeter
Sep 08, 2010 | 3144 views | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Customer at the La Sal Bear Buffet. Steve Deeter photo
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NORTHERN NEWS

Sorry, the La Sal Bear Buffet is now closed.  Out of food!  Well, actually that’s a good thing, says a local rancher.

Two dozen calves gave their lives for the bear buffet.  Silly things.  Cows don’t have much sense. 

“Oh, food.  Yum.  Let’s eat ‘til we bloat and die!” 

Oh, wait, humans aren’t much better, are we?  It just takes us longer to kick-off.

It was exciting while it lasted.  You could meet your friends on the tailings pile.  Visiting was stifled, however, as you didn’t want to scare off the bears. 

These critters should be on their way to a fat and happy hibernation.  Kind of like Sunday afternoon at my house. 

But they’ve devoured all the food. Amazing to think that two dozen cattle could be munched away to nothing but bone and hide in such short order.

As much time as we all spent standing and waiting on the tailings pile, we could all be glowing in the dark this winter.  Well, unless those who know what is better for us than we do succeed in closing down this shaft!

Hasn’t it been an almost perfect summer!?  The temperatures have been moderate, only a couple of days hovering near 90 degrees.  I tell folks, if it gets to 90 in La Sal, we think we are dying. 

Nice to have had only a couple of those “think we are dying days” this summer.  We came near that this weekend with a couple of high 80s days.

Usually this time of year things have dried up and the grasshoppers have eaten everything in sight.  I can count on one hand the number of hoppers I’ve seen this summer. 

We’ve had sufficient moisture throughout the summer to still have things green.  Whether it is El Nino, La Nina, global warming or lack thereof, the capriciousness of Ma Nature or just “God’s in His heaven, all’s right with the world” it has been a great summer – despite a little too much wind.

The San Juan Health Services has announced the opening of the Spanish Valley Clinic beginning today. 

A full panel of services and providers will be available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a lunch break from 1 to 2 p.m..  

This is going to be quite convenient for folks in La Sal, as well as Spanish Valley.  Blen Freestone still has office hours in La Sal on certain mornings. 

I’m not going to get into the great Blanding vs. Monticello hospital debates, but I’m sure pleased with all services I’ve received from San Juan Health Services!  Can’t we just be nice and leave the squabbling to the hummingbirds!

As you see, news is scarce this week from Sierra La Sal this week.  Sure miss seeing the bears in the evenings – from afar that is.
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