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NORTHERN ELECTRIC When folks ask me about La Sal, I say it is an old ranching and mining town.  For ranching it is feast and famine – leaning more toward famine.  Local mining is ebb and flow.  When times get hard, ranchers hunker down and hang and rattle.  When the free market system...
NORTHERN NEWS I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that maybe we’ve seen the last of Indian Summer for 2010. As with the rest of the state, southeast Utah and Sierra La Sal experienced the zipping through of the polar express T-Day eve. Ours came actually in the wee hours of...
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...
NORTHERN NEWS Today is the first day of the 2010-11 school year.  At least for the San Juan School District.   Soon it will be the first football game at Monticello High School, the first volleyball match and cross country meet.  It won’t be long until it is officially Fall, but for now...
NORTHERN NEWS La Sal was shocked and saddened with the passing of a dear friend, Sally Kyle, on Monday, July 19.  She had been complaining of health problems for several weeks.  She suffered a sudden, massive heart attack from which she did not recover. Sally was a long time resident of...
NORTHERN NEWS We’ll start this week with a big THANK YOU to everyone who turned out Saturday to help with the spring cleaning at the community center.  Enough folks showed up to get a lot of work done – though not all the work!  It’s that time to spruce the place up for the annual...
NORTHERN NEWS by Maxine Deeter It is now official – the La Sal branch of the San Juan County library opened for buisness yesterday.  I hope a lot of folks head on down there and take a look (and a book or two). I guess Good Friday is not the best time for a grand opening pot luck.  Last...
NORTHERN NEWS by Maxine Deeter But, will it last?  I was thinking last week that one of the best ways to preserve some things is to freeze them.  So, thinks I, this Christmas card scene produced by last week’s snow should last as it was followed by sub zero temps. Last Sunday morning as...
NORTHERN NEWS by Maxine Deeter Naw, not that kind of falling down – not the “I’ve fallen and can’t get up” kind.  Rather, it is the falling down on the job falling.  Seems I failed to go out and witness the “Trunk or Treat” on Halloween, as I should have as a good reporter. Now, it...
NORTHERN NEWS by Maxine Deeter That kind of describes our first winter snow of the season.  One day there is three or four inches of white fluffy on the ground and two days later it is blue skies and “let’s go for a walk in the warm sun.”  The only reminder of the snow and cold is the...

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