Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Monday, May 27, 2013


This is a photo of Jake Garn speaking at the dedication of the Veterans Memorial in town today.  It is an awesome memorial and although I did not grow up in this area I know a lot of people that have their names etched into the granite blocks.  It was a good thing to go to this dedication, if no more than just to be thankful that we are free because of many peoples sacrifices.

The honor guard reminded me of several times assisting with those honors at a funeral.  I thought long and hard today about the three that died in the plane crash on B Hill many years ago.  That was a tremendous loss to two communities.  RIP Dave, Steve, and Randy.