Utah Barbeque – Utah BBQ http://utahbbq.org/ Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:22:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://utahbbq.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-ICON-32x32.png Utah Barbeque – Utah BBQ http://utahbbq.org/ 32 32 Lewisville Book Club to Discuss “The War That Saved My Life” | Local scenes https://utahbbq.org/lewisville-book-club-to-discuss-the-war-that-saved-my-life-local-scenes/ Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/lewisville-book-club-to-discuss-the-war-that-saved-my-life-local-scenes/

LEWISVILLE – Sympathies to the family for the passing of Rory Kay Walker, 62, of Rexburg, who died July 1 of complications from COPD. He was the son of Janeale Walker and the late Darryl Walker; her brother, Mike Walker, and sister, Rhonda Christiansen, who still live in Lewisville. Brothers Jimmy and Ryan Walker and sister Julie Rossier live in Utah. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

Lewisville lost a long time resident, Ronald Gardner, 81, died on June 5 at his home. A celebration of her life was held on Saturday July 17 at Lewisville LDS Church, followed by lunch at the Lewisville Community Center. Sympathies to his wife, Migan, and daughters, Shannon (Randy) Bowen, of Idaho Falls, and Allison (Josh) Ogdon, of Eagle Mountain, Utah, and their families.

Correction of the news of last week: Lewisville First Ward Humanitarian Quilt Day will be on Wednesday July 28 (not July 21) at 10 a.m. at the church. There will be a potluck lunch at noon; please bring something to share.

Those who took part in the Menan Stake Trek last month are invited to attend the Fireside “After Trek”, which will be held on Sunday July 25 at 6:30 pm at the Menan Stake Center. Everyone involved in Trek and their families are welcome to attend.

Lewisville First Ward Relief Society and Elders Quorum organize a summer barbecue on Thursday, July 29 at 6 p.m. Please note that the location has been changed for the Lewisville Church Shelter.

Lewisville Community to Celebrate Pioneer Day Saturday July 24 at 6 p.m. The whole community is invited to attend. The Lewisville First Ward is responsible and will provide the meat; members are also requested to bring salads. The Lewisville Second Ward is responsible for bringing the desserts. There will be food, games and fun for everyone! Come celebrate the entry of your pioneer ancestors into the valley of the Great Salt Lake, which occurred one hundred and seventy-four years ago, on July 24, 1847.

The John and Coleen Erickson family had a family reunion at the Lewisville Church Refuge on July 17th. In addition to the delicious food and the usual games, they all boarded a bus that took them to various sites in Lewisville that were a part of the life of the late Joe and Dora Erickson. Everyone had a great time.

Sympathies to Lloyd and Colleen Becker and their family on the death of Colleen’s brother Mark Thomas Smith, 55, at their home on July 2 from cancer. A funeral service was held on July 16 at Ammon cemetery.

Diana DaBell Webster reports that her grandson, Kade DaBell, has been called to serve a mission in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa. He will begin his missionary training the first week of November. Kade is the son of Jeff and Misti DaBell, from Menan. Diana also reports that her grandson, Mitchell South, and his wife, Julia, recently graduated from BYU-Idaho. Mitchell is in engineering and Julia is graduating as a nurse. Mitchell is the son of Jason and Jennifer South, of Menan; he will work for Dome Technology in Ogden, Utah, next year, then study for a master’s degree.

David and Clareen Korth’s granddaughter, Camree Noblit, recently received her mission call in Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. She will begin online missionary training in October. Camree is the daughter of Cameron and Holly Korth Noblit; they live in Georgia.

The Lewisville Book Club will meet tonightJuly 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Julie Walker’s home. They will discuss their book of the month, “The War That Saved My Life”, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

Happy Birthday at: 22nd of July – Lexie Kinghorn and Cory Hernandez; July 23 – Cynthia Squires; July 24 – Chandler Gneiting; July 25 – Dee Raymond, Shelli Lazalde and Tyler Van Leuven; July 27 – Kray Justesen and Bill Ferreter.

If you have any news or announcements that you would like to include in our Lewisville column, please email dhbarney@Q.com.

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Campfires, forest fires, graffiti, bus schedules and new superintendents https://utahbbq.org/campfires-forest-fires-graffiti-bus-schedules-and-new-superintendents/ Thu, 15 Jul 2021 16:54:34 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/campfires-forest-fires-graffiti-bus-schedules-and-new-superintendents/

Along with other campgrounds in the North Cascades National Park complex, Harlequinn Campground near the community of Stehekin has fire restrictions in effect which currently ban campfires / Rebecca Latson file

There is always something going on in the national park system, and the summer is a particularly busy time. Here is a summary of the latest news in the parks.

Campfires prohibited in the North Cascades National Park complex

As of Friday, July 16, campfires or the lighting of wood, briquettes or any other fuel in fireplaces, wood stoves and barbecues are prohibited in all parts of the North National Park service complex. Cascades – North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area and Chelan Lake National Recreation Area. This includes all National Park Service campgrounds and campgrounds along State Route 20, as well as Hozomeen and the entire Stehekin Valley. Stoves or grills that are powered solely by liquid petroleum based fuels for cooking purposes are permitted in all locations. The burning ban complements similar restrictions in the adjacent Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and in British Columbia, Canada.

Be careful when you smoke and do not throw away cigarette butts. It is still prohibited to discharge or use any type of fireworks, tracer ammunition or other incendiary devices in any location on Federal Lands.

If smoke or flames are visible, call 911 or report to any ranger station.

Lightning ignites wildfires in the wilds of Kings Canyon National Park

The Lost Fire seen from a reconnaissance flight on Monday July 12, 2021, Kings Canyon National Park / National Park Service

Recent lightning in the Sierra Nevada has resulted in two new wildfires in the wilderness of Kings Canyon National Park. The Lost Fire, spotted July 10, is currently mapped to 92 acres, and the Sugar Fire, spotted July 11, is currently mapped to a quarter acre. None of the fires present a risk to life or property, and there are no closures due to the fires at this time.

In order to mitigate the potential impacts of smoke during the remainder of the summer and to minimize damage to resources from critical fuel humidity, both fires are suppressed. Firefighters were inserted by helicopter to suppress the Sugar Fire. For the larger Lost Fire, located in remote and rugged terrain south of Middle Fork of the Kings River in the Slide Bluff area, firefighters are using a containment and containment strategy.

Los Padres National Forest’s 530 helicopter will help manage the lost fire. Fire managers are strategizing on how to insert firefighters to engage in more direct suppression tactics.

In Sequoia National Park, pockets of active fire continue to emerge in the footprint of the 2020 castle fire. The continued hot and dry weather will likely result in the discovery of other trees in this area which have continued. hatching since last year.

“The fact that we always see fires in the Castle Fire footprint, as well as new starts, really underscores the importance of preventing man-made fires in the parks during this extremely dry and hot summer,” says John , responsible for fire management. Ziegler. “We are in the third stage of fire restrictions, which means no charcoal or wood fires or barbecues are allowed in the parks. We hope the need for these restrictions is clear under these circumstances. “

Further updates on these fires will be released as more information becomes available. For more information on park fires, click here.

Graffiti removed at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield National Park

A fall view in Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield National Park / NPS-Tom WIlson

Over the weekend, staff from Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield National Park worked to remove the graffiti and burn marks associated with the recent degradation of the park’s iconic Illinois monument and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

“I am grateful for the swift actions of park staff to clean up the vandalized areas. Although the impacts on the sites appear to be minimal, these illegal acts of vandalism adversely affect and degrade the visitor experience, and repairs, if possible, can be time consuming and expensive, ”said Patrick Gamman, Superintendent of the National Park. Kennesaw Mountain battlefield.

The vandalism was reported last Friday morning by park staff and volunteers. The damage included graffiti drawn on the Illinois monument, black carbon deposits at the grave site and the charred remains of two American flags, which did not belong to the park.

“We take incidents of vandalism in the park seriously and encourage anyone with information to contact us while the investigation continues,” Gamman said.

Anyone with information who can assist with this investigation is encouraged to contact investigators through the following means: NOTE: Use is limited to investigative advice ONLY and should not be used to offer general comments or opinions.

CALL or TEXT tip line 888-653-0009
ONLINE form go.nps.gov/SubmitATip
E-MAIL [email protected]
EMERGENCY dial 9-1-1

Shuttle changes for summer and fall 2021 in Grand Canyon National Park

Boarding the shuttle, Grand Canyon National Park / NPS-Michael Quinn

Beginning July 17, 2021, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park should be prepared for changes in shuttle operations. The following changes will be in place from July 17 to November 30, 2021, unless otherwise specified.

To protect public health, all bus and shuttle operations are still being modified to meet COVID-19 guidelines. The modified buses currently carry a smaller number of passengers per trip with additional safety measures in place, including:

  • Shuttles operate at reduced capacity
  • Masks / blankets are compulsory on the bus; passengers must have their own masks / blankets;
  • Visitors should enter and exit through the back door only;
  • Hand sanitizer is available;
  • Passengers should follow all CDC and public health guidelines for physical distancing while in line;
  • Buses undergo daily cleaning in accordance with CDC and public health guidelines.

Main updates of the shuttle:

  • The Route du Village (Route Bleue) will run from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • The Hermit’s Rest Road (Red Road) and Kaibab Rim Road (Orange Road) will operate from 5 a.m. until one hour after sunset.
  • Kaibab Rim Road (Orange Road) will go to all locations including westbound to the Yavapai Geology Museum.
  • The Tusayan road (purple road) will not work in 2021.

The Visitor Center-Hermit Road express bus will run from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., every 15 minutes. This route takes people straight from the Visitor Center to Hermit Road and vice versa. This route will run until September 10, 2021. The Hiker Express Bus, which departs from Bright Angel Lodge, then travels to the Backcountry Office, Visitor Center and South Kaibab Trailhead will operate at following hours:

  • July to August – starts at 4, 5 and 6 a.m.
  • September – starts at 5, 6 and 7 a.m.
  • October – starts at 6, 7 and 8 a.m.
  • November – starts at 7, 8 and 9 a.m.

For more information on the shuttles, click here.

New superintendents

Congratulations on the selection of Jim Ireland as Director of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah and Lloyd Masayumptewa as Director of Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments.

Jim Ireland has nearly 30 years of experience in the NPS and was Superintendent of Timpanogos Cave National Monument near Salt Lake City, Utah for almost 10 years. Ireland recently served as Acting Superintendent of Bryce Canyon National Park since April 2021. He will assume the permanent role on July 18, 2021.

Lloyd Masayumptewa (Piivayouma) is Hopi from the third mesa village of Orayvi (Old Oraibi) and belongs to the Water-Coyote clan. He has been Acting Superintendent of Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments since March 2021 and has over 20 years of experience in the NPS. He will take up his new role on July 18, 2021.

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Lewisville to celebrate Pioneer Day on July 24 | Local scenes https://utahbbq.org/lewisville-to-celebrate-pioneer-day-on-july-24-local-scenes/ Wed, 14 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/lewisville-to-celebrate-pioneer-day-on-july-24-local-scenes/

LEWISVILLE – Robert and Rosalie Evans have a new granddaughter. Their son, Colton Evans, and his wife, Brook, from Utah, are the proud parents of their third child, a baby girl! She was born on June 28. Her name will be Brinley Jade Evans, and her older brothers, Aiden, five, and Dominic, three, welcome her to the house.

Doug and Michelle Walker also had a new grandchild born on June 28. Their daughter, Morgan Birch, and her husband, Michael, were fortunate enough to have their second child, a baby boy. His name will be Charlie Scott Birch, and he joins his big brother, Boston, eighteen months old.

David and Suanne Ellsworth also became new grandparents. Their son, Darin Ellsworth, and his wife, Mackenzie, of Iona, were blessed with their fourth child, a baby boy born on June 29. He will be called Sutton Coy Ellsworth. He joins his big sister Kapree, seven, and his brothers, Asher, four, and Ridge, two.

Glenn and Leisa Watkins have their ninth grandchild. Elizabeth Rose Watkins, daughter of Chris and Lindsey Watkins, was born on July 6. She joins her older sister, Amelia, aged two and a half.

Jose Leal recently had back surgery at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. He is now recovering on the rehabilitation floor.

Lewisville Book Club will read Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s “The War That Saved My Life” this month. They will meet to discuss the book on Wednesday, July 21, at 7 p.m., at Julie Walker’s home.

Congratulations to Cassidy Harper, daughter of Dave and Heather Harper, who is engaged. The groom is Chase Amerjan, son of Lonnie and Denise Amerjan, of Prather, California.

Congratulations to the newlyweds, Jared and Jada Crane Eldredge, who tied the knot on July 10. Jada is the daughter of Tim and Heidi Crane.

Young men from Lewisville First Ward have their teachers and priests camp at Paul’s Reservoir near Humphrey July 15-17.

Funeral held for the late Gary Clayton Saturday July 10 at 11 a.m. at the Lewisville First Ward Chapel. Gary passed away on October 12, 2020, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Many friends and family were on hand to join in this celebration of the life of a great friend and neighbor.

Those who took part in the Menan Stake Trek last month are invited to attend the Fireside “After Trek”, which will be held on Sunday July 25 at 6:30 pm at the Menan Stake Center. Everyone involved in Trek and their families are welcome to attend.

Lewisville First Ward Girls Camp will be held at Sawtelle in Island Park July 19-22. Rebecca Squires is the director of the camp.

Lewisville’s first neighborhood Relief Society and the Elders Quorum are hosting a summer barbecue on Thursday, July 29 at 6 p.m. Please note that the location has been changed to become the Lewisville Church Shelter.

On the recent Humanitarian Quilt Day, the ladies of Lewisville First Ward have finished tying two twin quilts and four baby quilts, which will be donated to the Idaho Falls Humanitarian Center. Their next quilting day will be Wednesday, July 21 at 10 a.m. They will have a potluck lunch at noon; please bring something to share.

Lewisville community will celebrate Pioneer Day on Saturday July 24 at 6 p.m. The whole community is invited to attend. The Lewisville First Ward is responsible and will provide the meat; members are also requested to bring salads. The Lewisville Second Ward is responsible for bringing the desserts. There will be food, games and fun for everyone! Come celebrate the entry of your pioneer ancestors into the Grand Lac Salé valley, which took place 174 years ago on July 24, 1847.

Happy Birthday at: July 15th – Bosten Blakely and Tammy Covert; July 16 – Fay Dansie, Jason Maupin and Riley Barg; July 17 – Kurtis Boyce, Shane Peterson, Kevin Harris and Seth Murdoch; July 19 – Margo Dansie, Leisa Watkins, Hannah Ball and Emily Erickson; July 20 – Janette Melgaard.

If you have any news or announcements that you would like to include in our Lewisville column, please email dhbarney@Q.com.

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“America Together” but apart: Biden, first lady, vice-president, separate for the weekend of July 4 https://utahbbq.org/america-together-but-apart-biden-first-lady-vice-president-separate-for-the-weekend-of-july-4/ Sun, 04 Jul 2021 16:58:25 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/america-together-but-apart-biden-first-lady-vice-president-separate-for-the-weekend-of-july-4/

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden team up at the White House Sunday night for a July 4 barbecue with essential workers and military families that marks America’s independence as the country recovers from the pandemic coronavirus.

The event crowns a weekend of travel that the White House billed as the “America’s Back Together” tour, which saw President, First Lady, Vice President Kamala Harris, and her husband, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, deploy across the country to spotlight the administration’s efforts to help the nation bounce back from the COVID crisis – the worst pandemic to sweep the world in a century – and the severe economic recession it triggered.


The president traveled to northern Michigan on Saturday, chatting with workers and a crowd that had gathered in an orchard on the eve of the country’s 245th anniversary. He joined Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, as well as the state’s two Democratic senators – Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters. The president and his entourage then stopped in an ice cream parlor.

President Joe Biden holds an ice cream cone as he visits Moomers Homemade Ice Cream on Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Traverse City, Mich. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

President Joe Biden holds an ice cream cone as he visits Moomers Homemade Ice Cream on Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Traverse City, Mich. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

“Senators told me it was the best place in the world,” Biden said.

While the president was in Michigan, his wife was in New England, making stops in New Hampshire and Maine. The first lady was joined by the two New Hampshire Democratic senators – Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan – at a barbecue at Shaheen’s daughter’s home in Portsmouth.

“Who would have thought that we would be here again on July 4 together,” said the first lady, discussing how far it has come since the pandemic shut down the country in March and April of last year.


Stopping at a union training center in Las Vegas, the vice president met with volunteers packing boxes of emergency food for families who have lost their jobs amid the pandemic.

“This year, we won’t just be celebrating our independence,” said Harris. “We will celebrate the resilience of our nation, because this year America comes together, because this year America gets back to work.”

But since Harris was in Nevada, the Republican National Committee took to twitter to point out that “there are still 9.5 million unemployed. At the current rate under Biden, the economy will NOT regain all the jobs lost until JUNE 2022!”

A day earlier, the vice president’s husband met staff, volunteers and spectators as he toured Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah.

“I want to tell you and all Americans to make sure that if you are not vaccinated, please get vaccinated,” Emhoff said.

But the White House recently acknowledged that the nation will not meet the president’s COVID vaccination target. Biden aimed to have at least one injection of COVID in the arms of 70% of the country’s adult population, but health officials said 67% of American adults received at least one injection on Saturday.


The Bidens went their separate ways on Sunday, with the first lady visiting Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pa. To speak as part of the “America’s Back Together” tour.

Biden, who grew up in suburban Philadelphia, told the crowd “there’s nowhere this Philly girl would rather be here with you.”

While the tour is not seen as overtly political in nature, it should be noted that four of the states visited – Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania – are key presidential battlegrounds that will also host crucial contests. in the 2022 midterm elections.

As the First Lady made her way to Independence Hall, the President went to church and then played a round of golf near their home in Wilmington, Delaware with former Senator Ted Kaufman, a friend Biden’s longtime assistant and advisor.


Later Sunday, the president and the first lady will welcome around 1,000 people to the South Lawn of the White House, which marks the first large-scale event hosted by the Biden since he began his presidency in late January.

The celebrations come as the contagious delta variant is on the rise. It is currently responsible for more than a quarter of all COVID infections, largely in those who are not fully vaccinated. And that has prompted some of the president’s allies to warn that it is still too early to declare victory in the battle against the pandemic.

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Taylorsville Teen Dismembered, Stabbed https://utahbbq.org/taylorsville-teen-dismembered-stabbed/ Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:42:22 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/taylorsville-teen-dismembered-stabbed/

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A teenager whose remains were discovered in a Taylorsville trailer last month was also stabbed in the head 26 times, according to a court document.

Police arrested Rowdy Lee Aguilar, 17, and he was charged as an adult with aggravated murder.

The body of 15-year-old Ivan Nickolas “Nick” Vetecnik was found in a cargo trailer on May 26 near 60th South and 1600 West.

In prosecution documents, police said Aguilar “has little criminal history, but apparently killed and dismembered his friend out of nowhere.”

Aguilar’s father discovered the body and called the police.

Police said on arrival they found Vetecnik’s body in the trailer and the trailer smelled strongly of cleaning agents.

The document says police watched surveillance video of the two boys’ homes. The video showed the boys together on the day of the homicide. They entered Aguilar’s house around 10 a.m. Later that afternoon, the video showed Aguilar wearing a bloody t-shirt. He was later seen at his home carrying a black garbage bag containing unknown items in the field behind his house.

He returned home and was then seen hauling white garbage to the back of his house. The document read: “The white and black bags seen in the video appear to be the same law enforcement bags located on the ground with the body parts of IV (Ivan Vetecnik) inside.”

The next day, the Utah medical examiner’s office performed an autopsy on Vetecnik and preliminarily determined that he had been stabbed in the head 26 times, according to the document.

Police found a knife in Aguilar’s room along with a bloody t-shirt.

He was taken to the police station for questioning. While in an interrogation room waiting for a detective, a surveillance camera filmed him standing and trying to get out of the station, according to the document.

The document indicates that Aguilar initially denied knowing Vetecnik. Police noticed wounds on his hands and he said “he cut them while cutting ribs for a barbecue.” Police also saw blood on his pants, socks and shoes. The document read: “Aguilar finally admitted to being in the trailer with IV and said:” I did. “”

The document did not contain any information on a possible motive.

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Bradley Benjamin Devereaux | Obituary https://utahbbq.org/bradley-benjamin-devereaux-obituary/ Sat, 08 May 2021 10:00:00 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/bradley-benjamin-devereaux-obituary/

Bradley Benjamin Devereaux

Bradley Benjamin Devereaux, left this earthly life on May 4, 2021. He was born on March 9, 1996 to Bradley and Penny Jones Devereaux, in Davenport, Iowa. At the age of two, he moved with his family to Bountiful, Utah and lived there for seven years. They then moved to Layton Utah where he graduated from Northridge High School and military technical training.

He proudly served in the US Air Force. He was recently deployed to his country as a dedicated team leader of the 419th AMXS. He had a great love for his country and was proud to serve.

Ben enjoyed spending time with his family, his military service, guns, rap music, trips to Bear Lake, eating a good barbecue, roasting and roasting. He was the best uncle of his nieces and nephew. He loved making jokes with his sisters, smoking cigars, being a gansta, helping his dad with the property, dazzling his mom, working on his new home, washing the love of his life, his Camaro and spending time with his friend. beloved on all fours, Hank.

He was deeply loved and deeply loved. He would do anything for anyone. He had a wonderful sense of humor and could make everyone laugh.

Special thanks to his mother, Penny; dad, Bradley; sisters, Amy, Emily (Brandon), Amber, Kristin, her family, friends, all members of the 419th and the support of the US Air Force.

Ben is survived by his parents, Bradley Jay (Barbara), Penny Devereaux; sisters, Amy, Emily (Brandon), Amber, Kristin; nephew, Corbin; nieces, Payton and Hazel; and best friend, Kaden Simmonds; Bonus siblings, Steven, Bailey, Scott and Angel.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 12, 2021 at Myers Mortuary, 250 North Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah at noon. Friends and family can get together before 10-11:30 a.m. Interment will be in Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West, Bountiful, Utah, where military honors will be bestowed.

Condolences can be sent to www.myers-mortuary.com

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David Hawkins Obituary (1952-2020) – Resident of Fremont, CA https://utahbbq.org/david-hawkins-obituary-1952-2020-resident-of-fremont-ca/ Sun, 18 Apr 2021 17:07:26 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/david-hawkins-obituary-1952-2020-resident-of-fremont-ca/

David Grant Hawkins
September 24, 1952 – June 9, 2020
Resident of Fremont, CA
Last summer, the East Bay lost one of its good guys. David Grant Hawkins was born September 24, 1952 in Oakland, California, the first son of 6 children born to the late Grant and Marjorie Hawkins. In this large and loving family, he was brought up with good family values ​​which served him well throughout his life.
Dave and his siblings had fun growing up in East Oakland on 55th Avenue, they and their friends played on the MacArthur Freeway when it was under construction, crawled through the tunnels under Mills College, and collected treasure in landfills. Dave loved tools as a child and built all kinds of things from a young age.
Dave started high school at Fremont High in Oakland before his family moved to the Skyline High School attendance zone. Always athletic, Dave was on Skyline’s gymnastics team and was able to perform acrobatic jumps until his early forties. After graduating from Skyline in 1970, he attended Laney College before enrolling at BYU where he studied architecture and played on the school’s volleyball team. Although he didn’t graduate from college, he always made sure his own kids would. He had a drawing board to draw his own building plans and to sketch out his own creative ideas of which he had a lot.
In 1974, Dave’s future wife, Carol, was living in the Montclair district of Oakland with her parents. While they were on vacation, she accidentally crashed their car into the garage wall. Carol’s sister-in-law suggested that she call her friend’s brother Dave – a “really nice young man with an entrepreneur’s license.” Dave got out right away and the damage was fixed before Carol’s parents got home. Her parents approved, Work and Dave!
Carol and Dave started dating and getting married very little in 1975 on Treasure Island thanks to Carol’s father who was a retired naval officer. They moved into the Fremont cottage in Irvington that Dave bought when he was 21. They enjoyed their pre-kid years going to restaurants and rock concerts, like Day on the Green for Joe Walsh and more, the Keystone in Berkeley for Elvin Bishop, the Longbranch in Berkeley for hits and Winterland for Bruce Springsteen. . They visited Universal Studios and the new Magic Mountain, and took their dog Benji with them camping at Kings Canyon.
In 1977, they bought a repairman-superior in the Warm Springs neighborhood of Fremont. Like many contractors, prioritizing building his own house kind of took over, and he jokingly called his house the Winchester Mystery House because he was never done building it and would come up with some unique design features along the way!
Dave was busy with his construction business, doing residential and commercial construction throughout the Bay Area. Many of his projects can be seen today, such as the ADA Ramp on Patterson House at Ardenwood Historic Farm, numerous Pizza Hut restaurants, Deli Zorba cafes, supercuts, Martin’s cosmetics stores and Subway Sandwiches, residential bedroom additions and many more. He easily befriends people from all walks of life and often becomes friends with his clients.
In 1982, her daughter Kristin was born, and in 1983 came another daughter Lauren. Dave was a fun and involved father, coaching softball teams and attending soccer games, swimming and track competitions, and group concerts. Even after breaking both feet in a workplace accident and using a wheelchair, he helped Kristin practice the softball throw in the streets. In addition, while injured, he built a wheelchair ramp in his house so that he could get to his office one step lower.
Dave was very lucky winning raffles and concert tickets. He notably won vacations to Manzanillo, Mexico and VIP tickets to a dinner with a concert by Bruce Hornsby and Range plus a limousine. Dave enjoyed attending the Oakland A games with his family and with his brothers and their families. He used any excuse to drive to Oakland to go to Fenton for ice cream or to Hayward or San Leandro for Old South Barbeque. In recent years he enjoyed going to dinner and attending concerts at Yoshi’s with our good friends and neighbors.
Dave has been a general building contractor since 1974 and has experienced all the ups and downs that come with owning his own business. He was confident though, which helped him move forward with his demanding job. And he’s always taken us on fabulous vacations to Hawaii, Disneyland, Disney World, camping in Yosemite, New York, skiing and snowboarding, Mexico and more.
Dave was a foodie and knew all the great places and the best food trucks. Music was also one of his passions. If his radio wasn’t on, he was probably watching the A’s, Raiders, 49ers (when the Raiders were in LA!) Or Warriors play, or watching reruns of Bonanza, The Twilight Zone, or Seinfeld. Dave has listened to everything from Alligator Records collections to Peter Gabriel to rock and soul. Some of his favorite bands were Tower of Power, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Huey Lewis and the News, The Allman Brothers and The Police, to name a few. He taught himself to play the harmonica and loved to play along with his favorite songs. He and a friend even opened a music store in Fremont in the 1990s called Tune Town.
Dave always made us laugh like when he and his family were at the Medieval Times bar in Southern California in 2005. When asked for his order he said “I’ll have a Newcastle. My old castle is falling apart. . ” Corny yes but we laughed and laughed! He’s always been a goofy guy. He might have a temper, but he was a funny guy nonetheless.
In the late 2000s, Dave started having trouble seeing and forgetting how to do things that were always second nature to him. Unfortunately, he would be diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy, a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease. If he could, he would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported him and his family over the past few years. Dave passed away peacefully from illness in his home he built on June 9, 2020 at the age of 67.
Dave is survived by his wife Carol, his daughters Kristin and Lauren, his sons-in-law Dan and Josh, and his grandsons Jonathan, Asher, William and Elliott, as well as his sisters Jill and Bonnie in Utah, his brother Kent in Martinez, CA, and his brother Randy in Virginia. He was predeceased by his sister Laurie. Dave will be remembered as funny, talented, hardworking, generous, creative, honest and as a good father, husband, son, brother, neighbor and friend.

See the David Grant Hawkins online memorial

Posted in East Bay Times on April 18, 2021.

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Utah business owners grapple with staff shortage despite higher employment rate https://utahbbq.org/utah-business-owners-grapple-with-staff-shortage-despite-higher-employment-rate/ Wed, 14 Apr 2021 03:11:22 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/utah-business-owners-grapple-with-staff-shortage-despite-higher-employment-rate/

HURRICANE, Utah (ABC4) – In southern Utah, several service business owners tell ABC4 they’re struggling to keep up with the spring break crows and are experiencing a staff shortage. Yet officials from the state’s Department of Manpower Services say there has in fact been an increase in this sector of employment in Washington County.

Sol Jordan is a partial owner of Muddy Bees Bakery in Hurricane. She and her partners just announced that they will close every Wednesday due to a staff shortage.

“We want to run an efficient business, but to do that we also need to have employees,” says Jordan.

At Lonny Boy’s barbecue just down the street, co-owner Scott Allen said three of his employees quit this week. Now he has three times the work and exhausting hours left.

“100 hours a week, at least, 24/36 hour shifts, just to stay on top of everything, because of the lack of help and the increase in the number of people walking through the door,” says Allen.

In Virgin, near Zion National Park is Balcony One. Longtime restaurateur George Rodinos says recruiting and retaining staff in the area has always been a challenge, but it’s only gotten worse since the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The pandemic and the way it was handled, I think, has a lot to do with it. Too many people stay at home with their unemployment checks rather than working, ”says Rodinos.

According to the Utah Department of Workforce Services, Washington County has seen a 3% increase in the number of people accepting service and hospitality jobs. Officials say they are also seeing more people withdrawing from unemployment benefits.

“Except everyone has ‘HIRING’ signs. To me, that just doesn’t add up. There must be something else. I just don’t believe that, that’s an answer right there, ”Jordan says.

All of these restaurateurs say they even offer competitive compensation, but that doesn’t work either.

“Why do we have 10 people signing up and sending me their resumes, and none of them respond?” Jordan said.

These business owners say they just hope locals see the opportunity and knock on their doors.

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South Dakota is rich in fossil history https://utahbbq.org/south-dakota-is-rich-in-fossil-history/ Mon, 12 Apr 2021 17:56:41 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/south-dakota-is-rich-in-fossil-history/

Okay, maybe these aren’t real dinosaur claw marks in petrified wood, but that would be a good idea, right?

For those who are serious history buffs, some may know the famous T-Rex skeleton named Sue which was found here in South Dakota near the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation; which is the most complete Trex skeleton ever found (Wikipedia).

But did you know that T-Rex skeletons aren’t the only dinosaur or fossil remains South Dakota is known for?

According to ThoughtCo., South Dakota is one of the richest states in terms of “fossil records”.

“Although it does not have the number of fossils that these states can claim, (Texas, Utah and Wyoming) South Dakota has diversity on its side. This region rich in dinosaurs has produced the Dakotaraptor, Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, Barosaurus and many other species, large and small, reptilians and mammals “- ThoughtCo.

Heck, if you head “over the river” to the west side of the state, there are remains of triceratops all over the prairies. Unfortunately, many of them are damaged enough or not complete enough to form a good enough skeleton for a museum display.

Plus, if you weren’t already familiar with South Dakota, then again, especially in the western part of the state, it’s notorious for having tons of this fossil lying around.

Did you know that petrified wood is considered a fossil?

What makes petrified wood a fossil? Well, over time after a piece of wood was buried, sediment-rich groundwater flowed through the surrounding wood and dirt which replaced the original wood with silica, calcite and pyrite; thus forming the end product that we see today.

Sources:Wikipedia, ThoughtCo, and Geology.com

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Restaurants on the radar | idahofallsmagazine.com https://utahbbq.org/restaurants-on-the-radar-idahofallsmagazine-com/ Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:11:47 +0000 https://utahbbq.org/restaurants-on-the-radar-idahofallsmagazine-com/

Idaho Falls is a hotspot for new and growing businesses, family and otherwise. Despite the calamity of the pandemic, our local businesses have always been supported by the community, and new places to dine have continued to appear. Here are some new and reopened establishments near you.

1. Cast on 17. This French cuisine restaurant opened at the end of 2020 to avid customers. While the restaurant may be new, the location has quite a history – the building was originally a home before it was transformed into a restaurant in the 1990s, more recently The Cellar. The menu features premium staples prepared daily as well as specials that rotate to keep the dining experience refreshing and new.

2. Cupbop. There is a new store in town where Soda Tsunami was located and serves Korean barbecue. The chain’s location in Idaho Falls marks the third Cupbop to open in Idaho to rave reviews. If you’ve never had Korean barbecue before, Cupbop encourages customers not to shy away from their Americanized recipes served in a paper cup.

3. Duck donuts. One of Hillcrest Plaza’s new tenants, this boutique serves made-to-order hot donuts with customizable toppings. Duck Donuts is a chain that started on the East Coast and slowly made its way across the states. This location, along with another in western Idaho, will be the first of a multitude to open its doors to residents of Idaho.

4. Barbecue fire and smoke. This food truck – or rather food trailer – has been serving up barbecues in Louisiana since it opened in July of last year. The menu includes classic barbecue dishes and sides, like pulled pork and macaroni and cheese, plus a new favorite: barbecue nachos. Owner Leaf Call built the trailer himself, including the wood stove that cooks the meat he serves.

5. Jersey Mike’s submarines. This chain has been in business since 1956 and is finally opening a location in eastern Idaho. Jersey Mike’s serves authentic sub-sandwiches made with fresh bread, quality produce, meats and cheeses, as well as a tangy vinegar and oil sauce.

6. Hawaiian style Mo ‘Bettahs. Opening in April, Mo ‘Bettahs is ready to serve Hawaiian food to the communities of Idaho Falls and Ammon. While the chain started out in Bountiful, Utah, the recipes are based on what the founders grew up eating in Oahu, Hawaii. From teriyaki steak to fried katsu chicken, Mo ‘Bettahs serves up good times and even better food.

7. Prepare. This meal service company is bringing something new to local residents: healthy ready meals that are refrigerated instead of frozen. The concept of Prepp’d came to fruition about a year ago, then the storefront opened in July 2020. Customers can subscribe to have meals delivered to their door or purchase the meal of the day at the branch. from Ammon for Prepp’d. See the related article in our February issue.

8. Super Chix. While Super Chix’s dining scene is laid back, it shouldn’t be confused with fast food. Super Chix takes pride in making every meal to order with fresh ingredients. The menu focuses on making chicken

No.1, but he doesn’t skimp on the sandwich options, sides or his famous ice cream.

Back to town

In addition to the exciting newcomers, we are delighted to welcome back a few old favorites:

Tsunami Soda. This iconic Idaho Falls favorite has reopened under new management and in a new location – a welcoming little cabin. Select a fan favorite drink or mix your own with their selection of syrups and more.

The bone store. After being closed for three years, this beloved restaurant has finally reopened with new management and a new name:

Steele-n-Jo bone. The menu includes classic barbecue dishes like burgers and hot dogs; come on an evening of entertainment to enjoy live music while you dine in this historic bar and grill.

Click here to read more about our March issue.

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