It was a wild Memorial Day weekend with all the tourists descending upon us. It was very obvious that people felt the need to get out of doors. With most of the state being in the Yellow Phase (Low Risk), I think people felt a new found freedom for one weekend. Thank you all for your patience and understanding in dealing with our visitors. In particular, thanks to all of the local businesses for either remaining closed or partially opening with the proper protocols, in order to protect your employees and our community. Please continue to support all our businesses as they get back on their feet.
The next couple of weeks will tell the story of what this weekend meant to our rural communities in terms of coronavirus cases. In the meantime continue to maintain physical distancing of 6 feet and wear face masks when in public places. If you need a mask remember you can call Cheryl 7550, Shauna 7383 or Devaki 7606. Also if you experience symptoms of Covid-19, you can call our local clinics and get advice on testing. These websites will also give you the information you need:
Southwest Utah Public Health Department: https://swuhealth.org/covid/
State of Utah : https://coronavirus.utah.gov
Garfield County: https://www.garfield.utah.gov/departments/coronavirus-updates/-fsiteid- 1
Our hero this week is Pam Furches. Pam has organized and set up weekly Zoom meetings for the Boulder Coronavirus Response Team. She has worked to make sure every business is getting updated information on loan and grant programs, acquisition of PPE, and bridge funding through Boulder Community Alliance. Pam has also been one of our contacts with the Boulder Skills Foundation to get residents help with gardens and food security. Her great attitude and work ethic have been inspirational.
We will continue to hold our Town Council and Planning Commission meetings on Zoom during the Yellow Phase. Look for notices and Pegboards of how you can join in by internet or phone.
Boulder Mountain Lodge
Boulder Mountain Lodge will be reopening on Friday, May 29th. We are taking every precaution to make sure our staff, guests and community stay safe. We have carefully reviewed CDC guidelines, information from some of the top medical schools, and best practices from hotels throughout the nation. We are using the same disinfectant used by University of Utah Healthcare. Some of the many changes we are making include installing a Plexiglas barrier at the front desk, requiring staff and encouraging guests to wear face coverings, removing many items from our guest rooms, disinfecting high touch areas frequently, and limiting the number of guests in common areas. Only one (or two people if in the same group) will be allowed in our gift shop at a time and they will be required to wear masks and gloves. We are also temporarily closing public restrooms and the hot tub. We will not allow the use of our massage chairs, games, DVD’s, etc. We are also reducing occupancy as another safety measure. If anyone in the community has concerns, they are welcome to contact me.
Susan Heaton, Operations Manager 435-335-7460 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hell's Backbone Grill &Farm
We are in the final stages of the many months of kitchen renovation that the lodge is doing on our building. Once the kitchen upgrade is complete, we will be opening up for take-out and BML room service. We have been deep in the process of redesigning our restaurant model for the time of pandemic, and hope to start offering patio dining at some point in June. We will not be taking reservations for 2020 but rather doing a “first come first serve” style of seating for our outdoor tables.
In the meantime, we have expanded our online store with new mixes, pickles, jams, crackers, and much more, even instant baking yeast! You can order online ( https://hellsbackbonegrill.com/shop) and choose the pick-up option. We will put your order on the stand in front of the restaurant at your designated pick-up time....
Thanks for your support and stay safe everyone.
Boulder Community Market
Local Offerings this week:
Red House Farm is keeping the farmstand stocked with Fresh Organic Seasonal Greens, Squash Rolls, High Desert Wheat Bread, and sometimes other surprises!
House of Aromatics featuring artisan distilled essential oils & hydrosols of the Colorado Plateau and hand crafted soap by the Pioneer Soap Company. Locals pricing.
Indigo pickles is offering this week:
Curry pickled beets
Indian spiced beet kimchi
Indian spiced pickled cauliflower
Contact Lacy via text (619) 616-8671 or email: email@example.com
Night Raven Wild and Organic Herbs
with a full array of luscious creams, salves, tinctures, teas, powders and herbal honey
seasonal specials include:
Allergy Relief Tea and Sun harmonizing cream
all items priced for locals
please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete listing of offerings
Boulder Bread (Karen DeBonis) is doing Locals’Day on Thursdays at the wood oven as well as continuing with Saturdays. To order, sign up for the weekly email by filling out this form , or just by emailing Karen & she’ll get you on the list. There will be one email at the beginning of each week describing the bake schedule for the week and the breads and pastries available for Thursday/Saturday pickup.
Hills and Hollows Pizza
We are excited to add in a weeknight dinner option for locals: Pizza Night is back! They'll be most Wednesday nights, To-Go only, and sadly no live music or hanging out (not yet). Yes, we will take orders by phone and all orders will be to-go. I bought real pizza boxes and everything! Tonight, Wednesday 5/27 is our first one for the year.
How it works:
-Each week's menu will be posted on our facebook page .
-Wednesday starting at 5:30pm , we'll take orders by phone. Call 908-334-0065 to place your order. We'll give you a time estimate of when to come pick up (at the wood oven at Hills &Hollows). Then you pick up your pizza and drive off into the sunset. :)
This week's menu:
Durango: san marzano tomato sauce, ricotta, parmesan, red onion, smoked serrano (spicy) - option to add prosciutto.
Carolina Mountain: pesto, fontina, portobello mushrooms, leeks, sea salt.
The Conrad : pepperoni, hot italian sausage, black olives, green peppers & onion on a base of san marzano tomato sauce & three cheese blend.
Elena's Lighthouse: san marzano tomato sauce, prosciutto, local arugula, shaved parmesan, balsamic reduction.
Margherita : san marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil.
New Yorker: san marzano tomato sauce, blend of three cheeses, & pepperoni.
Just Cheese & Sauce: pretty much exactly what it sounds like.
Friday &Saturday 5 - 8pm at SWK Order anytime until we sell out!
Pick-up your order or sit on our outside dining patio or lawn and enjoy the view.
Menu and order website here: https://sweetwater-kitchen.square.site/
Order our gourmet frozen meals anytime. Just dropped off a batch of enchiladas at Hills &Hollows yesterday for convenient pickup!
435 335 7482
This will be my last official weekly update as we transition into re-opening. I will continue to post important information on Pegboard as it becomes available. If you have concerns or questions please contact me. I am proud of the way Boulder has stepped up to the challenges we have faced and I know we will continue to be good neighbors and friends. Thank you!
PO Box 1448
Boulder, Utah 84716