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Has Thanksgiving been gobbled up by Christmas?
My second youngest daughter currently works at a Joann fabric and crafts store. She told me that a few weeks ago that a customer demanded to know, “Where’s Thanksgiving? You’ve gone right from Hall...
Nov 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pumpkin is not just for pie anymore
During the fall and winter seasons, pumpkins often make an appearance from the maniacal face carved into them for Halloween; to the slice of pie decorating a dessert plate at a holiday meal.
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Tumbling tumbleweeds 
Last week, I was manning the sales counter at Twin Rocks and visiting with customers when a strong storm blew in.
Nov 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blanding has new police and fire chiefs
Blanding has a new police chief and a new fire chief after the November 10 meeting of the Blanding City Council. The appointments were made by Mayor Calvin Balch.
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local quilts to new mothers in Africa
Members of the Grayson Country Quilters Guild from Blanding and surrounding area recently donated baby quilts and receiving blankets for delivery to the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital Birthing W...
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Rodeo matches mascots
SportShorts has always had a fascination with mascots, as evidenced by the favorite fictional Workin’ LaVerkins.  Isn’t it interesting that Monticello and San Juan High schools are the Buckaroos an...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good food, not fast food, at the Patio
In the late 1950s, an A&W opened up in Blanding, with a secondary franchise in Monticello. While the Monticello location went bust after only two years due to lack of business; the Blanding locatio...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shopko announces opening of Blanding store
Shopko has announced that it will open a new Shopko Hometown store at 860 South Main Street in Blanding. The store is expected to open in January in the building previously occupied by Alco.
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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The power of positive hiking!
This week, we have two stories in one. The first is the story of how two California residents ended up Under the Blues in San Juan County.
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Today Show visits San Juan County
NBC’s The Today Show briefly visited San Juan County this week as part of weatherman Al Roker’s cross country trip. Roker stopped at the Four Corners Monument on November 9 in a race to visit all 5...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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