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In response to Tim Walsh’s letter (Sept. 5 edition of The Times-Independent): We are the daughters and granddaughters of Moab pioneer cattlemen. We are the residents of Willow Basin in the La Sal Mountains.

We often see bear and elk, and the coyotes are out of control. Perhaps if you got off your mountain bike and walked into the wilderness you could see them too.

Our ancestors and their contemporaries, by their hard work and tax dollars, were instrumental in the growth of Moab.

“What a disgrace” that you have been here for 13 whole years and you do not respect the history and culture of this area. We have been here for 80.

—Janice Kirk Gustafson

and Dorothy Kirk Guinand

Willow Basin

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