Simon’s Weekly Weather


Issued Sunday July 16, 2023 -7:50 P.M. MDT



Mostly sunny days and clear nights except for areas of smoke and haze. Lows in the lower 40s to lower 50s except upper 50s in thermal belts on slopes and hillsides with mid 50s around 5000 feet. Highs in the lower 80s to lower 90s with lower 70s around 5000 feet.


THURSDAY—SUNDAY July, 13 to 23

Mostly sunny, hot days and clear nights except for areas of smoke and haze. Lows in the upper 40s to upper 50s except near 70 in thermal belts on slopes and hillsides with mid 60s around 5000 feet. Highs in the 90s to near 102 with near 80 around 5000 feet.


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Recipe of the Week

Huckleberry Buckle

Prep time: 20 mins

Servings: 8

Cook Time: 45 mins


▢ 1 ¼ cups white sugar, divided

▢ ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened

▢ 1 teaspoon baking powder

▢ ¼ teaspoon salt

▢ ½ cup milk

▢ 2 ½ cups huckleberries

▢ ½ cup boiling water

▢ 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into pieces



▢ Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.) Grease the bottom of a 9-inch square pan.


▢ Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy.


▢ Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir in milk; mixture will be thick and lumpy. Spread batter into the prepared pan.


▢ Combine berries, remaining 3/4 cup sugar, and boiling water in a large bowl; pour over batter in the pan. Dot butter pieces over top.


▢ Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes.

July.12 – July.18

July 19 –  


Football Day



July 20


Ugly Truck Contest Day


July 21 –National Junk Food Day


July 22 –

National Hammock Day


July 23 –

National Gorgeous Grandma Day


July 24 – National  Tell an old Joke Day



July 25 –


Wine and Cheese Day


Movie of the Week
The Drop

Critics Consensus:

Sound of Freedom, based on the incredible true story, shines a light on even the darkest of places. After rescuing a young boy from ruthless child traffickers, a federal agent learns the boy’s sister is still captive and decides to embark on a dangerous mission to save her. Rated PG-13.

Word of the  Week


spi-gêt, spi-kit

Part of Speech:

Faucet, tap, stopcock. A peg, plug, or pin used to control the flow of liquid from a barrel or pipe. Anything that controls the flow of something.

Book of the Week

“Crook Manifesto

Author – Colson Whitehead

A darkly funny tale of a city under siege, but also a sneakily searching portrait of the meaning of family.  Colson Whitehead’s kaleidoscopic portrait of Harlem is sure to stand as one of the all-time great evocations of a place and a time.

This Week In History – July.19–July.25

July 19

A.D. 64: The city of Rome was almost entirely destroyed by a fire of unknown origin.

1952: Olympics opened in Helsinki, Finland.


July 20

1938: The U.S. Justice Department The 15th Summer filed suit in New York City against the motion picture industry, charging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act in regards to the studio system. (The case would eventually result in a break-up of the industry in 1948.) Born this day: actresses Diana Rigg and Natalie Wood (died 1981).

1940: California opened its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway, connecting Los Angeles with Pasadena.

July 21

1796: Poet Robert Burns (“Auld Lang Syne”) died in Scotland at age 37.

1873: The Jesse James gang pulled off the first successful train robbery in the Old West.


July 22

1943: Born this day: U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and singer Bobby Sherman (“Julie Do Ya Love Me”).

1947: Born this day: actor Albert Brooks, and rock singer Don Henley.

July 23

1829: William Austin Burt of Chicago patented the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.

1885: Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War general and 18th U.S. president, died in New York at age 63.

1995: Comet Hale-Bopp was discovered. (It became visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.)

July 24

1935: The Dust Bowl heat wave reached its peak, sending temperatures to 109 degrees F in Chicago and 104 degrees F in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1936: Born this day: TV actors Ruth Buzzi (Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in), and Mark Goddard (Lost in Space).


July 25

1861: The United States Congress passed the Crittenden-Johnson Resolution, stating that the Civil War was being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery.

Sunrise & Sunset Times

July 19 5:57 a.m. 9:35 p.m.
July 20 5:58 a.m. 9:34 p.m.
July 21 5:59 a.m. 9:33 p.m.
July 22 6:00 a.m. 9:32 p.m.
July 23 6:01 a.m. 9:30 p.m.
July 24 6:03 a.m. 9:29 p.m.
July 25 6:04 a.m. 9:28 p.m.