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Mayor's Corner 04/29/2015

Dear Friends: Every kid needs a tree to climb.
 
I grew up here in Richfield in a marvelous neighborhood. Nearly every home had children around my age.  Every summer day was an adventure; we would organize our own wagon train, we played a ball game of some sort, we went swimming, we hiked up Cottonwood Canyon or to Bulls Head, and we always climbed a tree or two.
 
The Ramsay family had some huge cottonwood trees and there were also some just across the street from my house.  These mature trees were difficult to climb because they didn’t have any low hanging limbs.  But once you got past that with a boost from a friend, you were in an amazing world of green and birds.  And the view was first rate!
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Mayor's Corner 04/22/2015

Dear Friends: 
I’m pleased to report that I made it through last week’s “Great Utah ShakeOut”.  Getting under my desk here at the City Office was challenging, but I’ll have to admit that getting out from under the desk proved to be nearly impossible!
 
I hope this exercise helped us all to think a little more about preparedness.  It should strengthen our resolve to not be a burden on others who are prepared.
 
In visiting with emergency preparedness professionals, I’ve learned we need to prepare ourselves in two ways.  First, we need to be ready to shelter in place.  We should have a plan to survive in our own homes for a few days when we might not have water, power and other services we take for granted. Read more ...

Mayor's Corner 04/15/2015

Dear Friends: 
If you don’t know by now, I love history! Two of my favorite quotes about history are as follows:
 
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to always be a child. For what is the worth of human life,
unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?
---  Cicero 107 BC
 
The disadvantage of men and women not knowing the past is that they do not know the present.  History is a hill or a high point of vantage, from which alone men and women see the town in which they live or the age in which they are living. – CK Chesterton
 
I know that we must live in the present and plan for the future.  But understanding the past is key to knowing how we got where we are.  It’s so very important.
 
This Friday, April 17th ,  there is a an opportunity to here from some of our areas best historians about important historical events that took place right here in Central Utah.  The event is in beautiful Fremont, Utah.  The Keynote talk and discussion, scheduled for 3:00 p.m., will be led by Dr. Leo Lyman, a noted historian and author.  His topic is the Old Spanish Trail, as well as other winter routes taken through our area by Parley Pratt and John C. Fremont.  Earlier at 1:00 p.m., another first-rate historian, Steve Taylor, will conduct a history class.  There will also be a brief Old Spanish Trail – FishLake Chapter meeting.
 
It is essential that if you are planning to attend any or all of the presentations, you must RSVP by calling 1-702-610-7687, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please leave your contact information so you can be contacted about location of the event.  There is no charge.

Mayor David Ogden
 

Richfield City is selling RICHFIELDOPOLY GAMES.  These games are going for $25 each.  If you live out of town, we can ship them to you, but you will need to pay the postage as well as the $25.  This will make a great Christmas gift for your family members.  Please call us at (435) 896-6439 to arrange the purchase of a game, or come in to purchase one in person.

 

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