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Even though my father spent the majority of his professional years as an educator, he’s always been a cowboy to me. Maybe it was because he taught animal science. Or maybe it goes back to the time he raised and sold bulls for a cattle company in Oregon.
I can still recall my early elementary years when he would go on work trips to various parts of the West. I would envision him riding the wild, stormy ranges on his horse, Bill (or “Mr. Bill,” as we kids called him).
FEATURE — This past Monday, I had to run to Bulloch Drug in downtown Cedar City to pick up a couple prescriptions. As a mild hypochondriac, I normally get a little panicky about things like the coronavirus, but for some reason, I’ve been holding up OK – it probably has to do with having my wife and kids home with me. But still, I was a little trepidatious to be going to a public place as I hopped on my bike and pedaled downtown...
Writer’s Digest Inkwell, January 2018, Volume 98, No. 1
Edited per client request in U.S. English with Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) style guide.
FEATURE — Even during a pandemic, when my boy came to me recently complaining that his stomach felt like it “fell out,” I wasn’t automatically panicking for a couple reasons.
One, my son’s proclivity for illness. Although he had RSV when he was about 3 months old and has been unofficially diagnosed by the pediatrician as having asthma, he’s not a frail child. But every cold goes to his chest, and he has spats of time where he seems to “feel bad” fairly often...
ST. GEORGE — Following its passage in the Utah Senate on Feb. 11, the bill that would make Utah stay on Daylight Saving Time year-round passed the House on Thursday almost unanimously and has been sent to Gov. Gary Herbert for enrolling.
However, that doesn’t make it official just yet. The bill, designated as SB 59 in the 2020 Utah Legislature and sponsored by Taylorsville Sen. Wayne Harper and House Rep. Raymond Ward, has two stipulations.
“This is a simple bill,” Ward said...
As rider deaths climb, motorcycle foundation recognizes dealership for 18 years of supporting safety classes
ST. GEORGE — According to preliminary numbers, motorcyclist deaths as of mid-May had already surpassed the total number of rider fatalities in 2017. And with a recent incident involving a rider in Cedar City, the reports don’t show any sign of slowing.
As National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month comes to a close and the weather gets warmer – meaning more bikes on the road – these numbers serve as a good reminder that both riders and motorists need to be more aware of each other. It was with...
ST. GEORGE — In Utah, the divorce rate is almost half the marriage rate, and many of these divorce decrees include child custody arrangements.
State law already has a plan in place for these parents – a literal “parenting plan.” However, Southern Utah Rep. V. Lowry Snow, R-St. George, has proposed “Parenting Plan Amendments,” designated HB 48 in the 2018 Legislature, to address issues specifically related to a child’s education in cases of divorce.
According to a report from the Utah Departme...