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Jackson recall effort fails to meet deadline
The November election ballot will not include a question asking voters to recall Grand County Council chairman Lynn Jackson after supporters of the measure failed to gather the required 580 signatu...
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Man sentenced to prison in child pornography case
A Moab man who downloaded more than 60,000 images of child pornography on his computer was sentenced this week to six concurrent terms of one to 15 years in state prison. Seventh District Judge Lyl...
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Community chips in to help stranded family in need
A young family from Louisiana in the process of moving to Washington state had their cross-country trek interrupted by car problems that left them stranded in Moab for more than a week. However, th...
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Paleontologists resume excavation work that began 155 years ago
The remains of Utah’s oldest-known dinosaur are hidden so far out of the way that it’s hard to imagine how anyone ever found them. While footprints of other three-toed sauropods are a familiar sigh...
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Moab Music Festival wraps up 2014 concert season
The Moab Music Festival is wrapping up its 2014 concert series this week, and according to MMF Executive Director Laura Brown, many of the events are already sold out. Brown said the festival’s ben...
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<b><i>‘Quiet majority’...</b></i><br>
Kimberly Call, a candidate for Grand County Council, sits in the Grand County Council chambers among cardboard cutouts bearing the names of local residents whose views, she says, represent the majority of Grand County citizens — many of whom are often unable to attend council meetings due to work schedules and family obligations. “I emailed many people, asking them to participate in this endeavor to visually acknowledge the quiet majority of Grand County citizens who would attend meetings if they could attend,” Call told The Times-Independent. Call said she came up with the idea of using the cutouts after experiencing several county council meetings during which “a group of loud, rowdy, impolite people ... disrupted the meeting or would personally attack a council member(s).” She said she also was concerned because “there has been an unspoken consensus that those who perpetuate these kinds of behaviors are representative of the majority of Grand County’s citizens — simply because they show up.” Call said she supports “the right to expression,” but added that, “there are ways of doing so with respect to the others in attendance [at meetings].” Courtesy photo
‘Quiet majority’...
Kimberly Call, a candidate for Grand County Council, sits in the Grand County Council chambers among cardboard cutouts bearing the names of local residents whose views, she says, represent the majority of Grand County citizens — many of whom are often unable to attend council meetings due to work schedules and family obligations. “I emailed many people, asking them to participate in this endeavor to visually acknowledge the quiet majority of Grand County citizens who would attend meetings if they could attend,” Call told The Times-Independent. Call said she came up with the idea of using the cutouts after experiencing several county council meetings during which “a group of loud, rowdy, impolite people ... disrupted the meeting or would personally attack a council member(s).” She said she also was concerned because “there has been an unspoken consensus that those who perpetuate these kinds of behaviors are representative of the majority of Grand County’s citizens — simply because they show up.” Call said she supports “the right to expression,” but added that, “there are ways of doing so with respect to the others in attendance [at meetings].” Courtesy photo
slideshow

  • GWSSA changes hydrant rate to match Moab’s
    by Jeff Richards
    Contributing Writer
    09.04.14 - 09:25 am
  • City PC addresses lack of affordable housing
    by Laura Haley
    Contributing Writer
    09.04.14 - 09:23 am
  • Man sentenced to prison in abuse case
    by Rudy Herndon
    Staff Writer
    09.04.14 - 09:27 am
  • Residents launch recall petition to remove Jackson
    by Rudy Herndon
    Staff Writer
    08.28.14 - 09:38 am

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