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Jack Shelby Turpin, a resident of La Sal, passed away January 6, 2021 at his home here surrounded by his family and friends after a battle with lung cancer. A small memorial service was held in La Sal on January 16 which included a 21-gun salute by the local VFW post, including members from La Sal...
We all have hopes that 2021 will be better than 2020, but we know that for the first few months – and maybe even longer – it will be the same old, same old. Something new is coming soon though. Dakota Espinoza, née Johnson, or as they use to say on Hee Haw, she who was Dakota Johnson and her...
Several decades ago – as in probably 40 years – La Salian Bill Tatton and his Moabite son created life-sized Nativity figures. Bill and his wife Belle displayed them in front of their house using spotlights to illuminate the scene. Bill and Belle themselves have been gone from this sphere for...
Our village hasn’t gone untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this summer a young man who works in Moab and meets and greets a diversity of folks had a positive COVID test. He quarantined and headed back to work. His family, a wife, and two young sons also made it through without any...
Folks in La Sal are mostly keep-to-themselves kind of people. They try to let people live as they please without too much interference. However, there is a plan afoot to develop 114 homesites on the main La Sal Block. Now, that’s a lot of abodes! As with the rest of the western United States,...
As you may have noticed, the La Sal Elementary PTO coven manipulates the date of Halloween most years to accommodate the festivities to a more convenient day. This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday. No need to reschedule the holiday. It is also a full moon that night. A nice, big Halloween moon...
Election ballots came in the mail last week. I turned mine around in two days. It’s one of those things that isn’t urgent, but I wanted to get it taken care of lest I forget.  I exercised my right to vote in thankfulness for living in one of the freest nations in the world and in the history of the...
Actually, that should read: here today, gone today. On a recent Wednesday we drove to Monticello and back, going past La Sal Junction. Both ways things looked quite normal. There is always some kind of activity happening there. That day there was a big crane on site, but we didn’t think too much...
My dad used to belong to the Book of the Month Club. As a quilter, I get invites to Block of the Month activities. I’ve signed up for a word of the day on the dictionary app on my phone. Recently my sister sent me a cartoon showing a man stating that he is going to go outside and see what book in...
I love to spend as much time as I can on The Mountain. My husband loves it there too, but he is not as self-entertaining as I am. He gets restless and bored. Isn’t that what leads to many folks having a tryst? I can take walks, do crosswords and other puzzles, read, ride my ATV, do handwork, and...

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