Simon’s Weekly Weather


Issued Sunday April 9, 2023 – 7:55 P.M. MST


Wednesday & Thursday,

April 12 & 13

Cool with a chance of mainly afternoon and evening rain and snow showers in the valleys and a chance of snow showers in the mountains. Lows in the 20s to near 30 with mid 20s around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s with lower 30s around 5000 feet.




April 14

A little warmer with a slight chance of mainly mountain showers. Lows in the 20s with lower 20s around 5000 feet. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s with mid 30s around 5000 feet.



Saturday & Sunday,

April 15 & 16

Partly cloudy and warmer. Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s with upper 20s around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s Saturday warming to the 60s to near 70 by Sunday. Around 5000 feet highs in the mid 40s Saturday warming to the lower 50s Sunday.




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April. 19-25

April 19 –  National Banana Day






April 20 –National Look-Alike Day




April 21 –National Tea Day





April 22 –

Earth Day





April 23 – National

Picnic Day




April 24 – National Pigs In A Blanket Day




April 25 – National DNA Day



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Movie of the Week

The Departed


Critics Consensus:

Featuring outstanding work from an excellent cast, The Departed is a thoroughly engrossing gangster drama with the gritty authenticity and soupy morality we come to expect from Martin Scorsese.

Word of the Week




Part of Speech: Verb, transitive, intransitive

To detract, to lessen, to diminish, take away from.

Book of the Week


“The Life We Bury”


By Allen Eskens


“College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person.”

This Week In History – April. 19 – 25

April 19

2005: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church following the death of Pope John Paul II. The new Pope took the regnal name Benedict XVI.


April 20

1657: Freedom of religion was granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City).
1810: Venezuela declared its independence from Spain.
1828: René Caillié (1799-1838) of France became the first non-Muslim European to enter the town of Timbuktu, Mali, and leave alive.


April 21

753 BC: Romulus and Remus founded Rome.
571: The prophet Muhammad was born in Makkah (Mecca).
1509: Henry VIII ascended the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.
1782: The city that would become Bangkok, Thailand, was founded.

April 22

1876: The first ever National League baseball game was played in Philadelphia.
1970: The first Earth Day was celebrated.
1977: Optical fiber was first used to carry live telephone traffic.
1993: Version 1.0 of the Mosaic web browser was released.
1994: Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th U.S. president, died at age 81 in New York.


April 23

1564: William Shakespeare is believed to have been born on this date. (He died 52 years later, also on April 23.)
1635: The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, was founded in Boston, Mass.
1789: President-elect George Washington and his wife moved into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York.
1968: Born this day, Ken McRae, Canadian ice hockey player and coach.


April 24

1184 B.C.: The city of Troy fell to Greek invaders.
1704: The first newspaper in the United States, the News-Letter, began publishing in Boston.
1800: The U.S. Library of Congress was established when President John Adams signed legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress.”

April 25

1859: British and French engineers broke ground for the Suez Canal to connect the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea.

1901: New York became the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates.

1945: Fifty nations gathered in San Francisco, Calif., to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations.