Most of us realize that an increase in county taxes is necessary, but one wonders why it is all placed on the back of property owners.
I am responding to Marleen Chappell’s letter of Nov. 4.
If Dante were around today, he might have watched the recent political debates. The words spoken by the presidential candidates could have stimulated him to write a new Divine Comedy.
With other states in the west — including Washington and Colorado — legalizing recreational use of marijuana, it seems like the march toward national legalization is an eventuality.
The Nov. 4 edition of The Reaper contained a letter to the editor from Terry Warner entitled “We cannot afford this.” Terry’s letter eloquently expressed a serious concern over the proposed 71 percent Sevier County property tax increase.
Richfield High School football has a new way of measuring success — it’s called the length of your hair.
My wife and I left Utah a few years ago for my job and have always wanted to return.
To the residents of Sevier County and to Mr. R.K. Nielson, I am so deeply appreciative of the work and effort that the city/county has put into building trails for cyclists, walkers, joggers, etc.
If you are like me, you had to do a double take when you read Sevier County’s notice of proposed tax increase. A double take followed by a deep breath. A 70 percent increase for 2016 and beyond. Really?
It is often said that “the Democrats never saw a tax they didn’t like.” The last I looked, Sevier County did not have a single Democrat in office and the vast majority of the state offices were filled with people that laughingly call themselves Republicans.
Last Friday night, Sept. , I was going between Monroe and Richfield. It was dusk, and on my trip home it was dark. At first, I couldn’t figure out what the flashing lights I saw were, but as soon as I saw the first bicycle rider I knew — I later found out it was an organized bicycle event.
Reference Reaper news Sept. , 2015. Our mayor decided to terminate Joe DeLuca as the golf course manager and hire Todd Mullen without posting the opening, going against Senate Bill 22 requiring all job opening[s] be posted. The mayor then gave Mr. Mullen $5,000 more in wages plus incentives, one of which could cause improprieties.
Last week, The Reaper reported on the unwelcome excitement that our hospital [Sevier Valley Medical Center] experienced on Sept. 17, when we received a call about a possible security threat in the building.
It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. With the ever changing alternatives of education that are available for our children today, I have come to realize that the public education system we have, in the eyes of some, may not be perfect, but with the love and dedication of the administration and staff, the opportunity to grow and expand in knowledge and leadership are still the best.
The Salina Lions Club was honored to serve meals at the Rocky Mountain ATV jamboree at the Sevier County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Sept. 23. This was the final fundraiser for the club this year. It was very successful.
There have been at least two letters to the editor in the last two months concerning pit bulls. The letter published 23 September 2015 compared pit bulls to guns. Several questions were asked, leading the reader to form an opinion not based in truth. The relevant truth, as I perceive it, includes —
Generally, I’m OK with people who try to steal my money by using ridiculous claims.
The other evening two stories appeared on the news. One was about two dogs, the other was about a shooting.
Bart Albrecht’s letter on the fires burning in the west was right on the money.
This last week in The Richfield Reaper, David Anderson reported on the discussion held in the Richfield City Council meeting concerning the Miss Richfield pageant. It was surprising to read his perception of this discussion, and I wondered where he received his quotes and facts.
Who will stand against evil? How many think that if they lived in 1930s to ’40s they would have stood against the faces of tyranny and great darkness as Hitler’s National Socialists embraced their holocausts upon Jews, Christians, patriots, physically and mentally handicapped, old/infirm people and veterans and others deemed no longer of use to the collective whole of the new master race.
I have many fond memories of spending time in your fantastic town.
Each year, I hate to see the summers come to an end. My kids have loved the freedom the summers bring. They have participated in a lot of community activities over the past three months.
I am disturbed by the fires burning in the west. Funding for these fires should not be paid by the general population. The bill should solely rest upon these environmental groups — SUWA, Sierra Club, the likes.
In regards to the pipe bomb incident that occurred [Aug. 5], let’s get one thing straight — pipe bombs are not a hobby, they are IEDs like those set off in Iraq, Israel and Palestine.
When I heard that the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015, I was insulted and dismayed. It seemed everyone said there is nothing that can be done.
First, I would like to congratulate the Sevier County Fair board on another successful county fair.
Walking down 100 West in Richfield, nothing seemed to be stirring. It was a hot and quiet summer day. “Klink,” I heard the chain link fence next to me on the sidewalk. Looking down, I see a pit bull attached to my dog, coming through the fence with the greatest of ease. It smells of a ripe, dead carcass.
We have one more opportunity to support the Constitution and historic marriage as defined in [Article] 1, [Section] 29. The U.S. Supreme Court’s redefining marriage is false. It is a state, not federal issue.
Thank goodness for President Obama. He is the only adult in the kindergarten. All of the other kids are busy throwing temper tantrums.
Yes, we the class of Richfield, class of 1961, are celebrating again. Not because our alma mater just came crashing down, but because we have had a class reunion/birthday party every year since graduating from RHS — they seem to come a lot more often than they use to.
To inform our customers, we will not be closing. There has been a great deal of concern and confusion about the RadioShack Corp., filing bankruptcy in February of this year.
I would like to ask a question. How many of you parents and children know what Independence Day means? Or, why we celebrate the Fourth of July? Well, let me fill you in a bit.
Fire on the mountain … run, run, run … and that is what the volunteer fire department of Richfield, Utah, did on April 14, 2015.
After the Memorial Day breakfast, we were reading the veterans’ service records on the tombstones of the graves with flags. While there, we were privileged to meet a man of the greatest generation.
Eyes no longer see, ears no longer hear, mouths no longer speak. Such are the days we now live in. Have you lost your will or just no longer care about the quality of the future?
A big thank you to all the generous, thoughtful people that donated money for our veterans at our poppy stand in front of Kmart the days before Memorial Day.
I just want to thank the special needs teachers. Mrs. Kristen Utley and her staff have been amazing. I cannot express enough how much Kristen has done for the program at Richfield.
The Provo processing center is scheduled for closure July 2015. Central and southern Utah will be impacted the greatest.
Have you ever been snookered? No, you are too thoughtful and reflective.
On May 13, I locked my keys in the car when I stopped at Kmart to buy a birthday card.
I would like to publicly thank all those who again this year made the beautiful program observing the National Day of Prayer happen in our valley.
For Earth Day this year, our OHV club did community service and picked up trash along roadways, neighborhoods and ATV trails.
I see on the TV news that the people in New Jersey are complaining about a problem they have with coyotes moving into their neighborhoods.
As an absentee Aspens at Fish Lake cabin owner and seasonal resident, fire is always our greatest fear. We were able to keep up with the event through The Richfield Reaper, Utah wildfires [websites] etc., and it was a nail-biter all the way.
Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for the countless men and women who volunteered time, energy, and courage to fight the recent Fish Lake fire. We are truly blessed that through their hard work and dedication, our family cabin was saved.
I have been a resident of the Sevier County area for over 20 years. I graduated from Richfield High School, Sevier Valley Applied Technology [Center] — now Snow College [Richfield], and have successfully ran my own business since 2001.