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NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter It is good to see the world covered in winter white – especially “The Mountain”. Christmas Eve day was perfect with gentle snow falling all day. Kids were out and about sledding – or as they do in modern times, being pulled on sleds behind a four-wheeler...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter Yep, it’s that time of year again – the epitome of redneck entertainment - the annual, bi-annual, no real schedule whenever we feel like it – La Sal dynamite shoot.  Even if you didn’t read the ad in this paper, local folks knew what was going on just from...
NORTHERN NEWS We finished planting all the flowers in our yard last week.  I think they are now growing in Moab.  In our yard is now a goodly portion of the Navajo Reservation.  Hope they planted something interesting in that soil before it blew to Sierra La Sal.  We can just be...
NORTHERN NEWS I attended the uranium open house last Thursday so that I could give a report.  No, there was not much seeing red at that meeting.  It was very civil.  More on that later. No, here is the story of “red”.  I ran into several friends and neighbors at the open house, one of...
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...

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