Grand County Clerk/Auditor race headed for recount The Grand County Clerk/Auditor’s race is headed for a recount. With the final results showing incumbent clerk/auditor Diana Carroll defeating Zacharia Levine by only four votes, Levine on Monday, N...
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Lisa J. Church Staff WriterMoab Times Independent
Rocks on the rails...
Union Pacific Railroad and U.S. Department of Energy personnel are evaluating damage to locomotives after a major rockslide above the rail bench across from the Uranium Mill Tailings Removal site on Tuesday, Nov. 18. No damage occurred to containers, even though a train was in the process of being loaded at the time of the avalanche, and officials are currently working to determine the extent of damage to the tracks and the effects that will have on tailings shipments. Rockfall is blocking more than 90 percent of the entrance to the rail portal at the south end of the bench, and even though the portal is not used by the UMTRA project, it is near the load-out area. Some rock has also fallen on the uphill haul road used by trucks that carry containers loaded with uranium mill tailings to the train. Between the damage to the tracks and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, train operations aren’t expected to resume until the beginning of December. Photo by Tony Chacon
There is no middle ground in judging four-time Washington mayor Marion Barry, who died Sunday at the age of 78. For many whites, Barry was a politician addicted to alcohol, drugs and power. Meanwhile, most African-Americans in D.C. enshrined him as a strong leader who shared their struggles and overcame the odds; regardless of his personal failings, they embraced him as their own. Yet he failed to improve the lives of the poor Washingtonians who revered him.