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Around the Corner: Proud to be an American
Is there anyone out there who doesn’t recognize the magic, the power and the joy of music? It sets the tones of our lives. It can lift your spirit or bring tears to your eye; it soothes and inspire...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclops: The media is correct in shining a light on Duggars’ hypocrisy
A friend and loyal reader challenged me to defend the journalistic profession last week – and he certainly has a point. “The news media is pouncing with great joy on public figures, dredging up pas...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Loyalty: an unspoken commitment
In June of 1957, I arrived at Fort Ord, Calif., for basic training in the infantry. My commanding officer (CO) had just returned from three years in the Korean conflict. Among other citations for g...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclops: Cheers for Chaffetz and Hatch, and jeers for Mia and Mike
The past month brings both cheers and jeers to Utah’s Republican congressional delegation. The first “shout out” goes to Rep. Jason Chaffetz for his plan to hold federal employees accountable for n...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Around the Corner: Do we give enough credit to fathers?
June 21 is the day summer officially begins and it just happens also to be Father’s Day. I have a question to ask you fathers out there who might be reading this column. Have you ever felt unloved,...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor: Let the rain do its job
It’s no secret that water conservation is a big deal in Iron County. Anyone who has lawn, gardens, or landscaping is probably pretty sensitive to the topic. So when it rains, we welcome it with ope...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making a Difference in Iron County Today: Single mothers are among the most vulnerable of the homeless
by Robert McCoy
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
IRON COUNTY – Most people cannot imagine the difficulties associated with being homeless. And among the most vulnerable of the destitute are single mothers and their children. Not only do they face...
Making a Difference in Iron County Today: TLC Pantry needs help
by Robert McCoy
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The TLC Pantry, a member of the Utah Food Bank, began its operations in 2010, by serving the poor of Iron County twice a month with good, nutritious food. The TLC Pantry was started by the True Lif...
Cyclops: Will the youth show up to vote?
by Bryan Gray
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
I arrived in Ireland last week one day after the country became the first in the world to approve marriage equality by vote. The celebrations continued through the weekend and the headline in a pow...
Changing lives and futures
by Amy Bates, Utah Foster Care
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
As a foster parent for 15 years I have had many experiences tug at my heartstrings or make me rethink my sanity. Those moments have also given me an opportunity to recommit myself to something bigg...
Making a Difference: Bringing local charities to light
by Robert McCoy, Reporter
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Today, I am presenting my first entry in a new column called “Making a Difference in Iron County Today.” The column is designed to give light to local charities and present their needs to the publi...
Cyclops: Becoming stuck in a musical time warp
by Bryan Gray
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
We hear much these days about the need for older men and women to stay active. The advice covers both the physical and the mental aspects, with numerous comments about the tendency for older people...
National News
CHICAGO (AP) -- For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?...
2015-07-03 00:33:11 -0600
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) -- Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century....
2015-07-02 23:45:44 -0600
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again....
2015-07-03 01:10:23 -0600
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band's prankster heart by displaying its artifacts, skeletons-and-roses iconography included, in the shadow of a world-famous dinosaur....
2015-07-03 00:31:43 -0600
NEW YORK (AP) -- Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy....
2015-07-03 01:11:13 -0600