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I’d like to congratulate The Times-Independent staff on a brilliant piece of satire (“County Council Action Opens Door for Commercial Helicopter Tours,” June 6, 2013). Being a fan of the satirical news organization, The Onion, I was delighted to see one of our local newspapers have a go at this laudable art form.

Council member Jim Nyland’s statement about boards making the final decisions, not the council, was pretty funny. The plain-as-day acknowledgement that there is an area near Moab that is “already highly impacted by jeeps, ATVs and motorcycles” was great. But the clincher, of course, the part that brought tears of laughter, was council member Pat Holyoak’s statement, based on her personal experience, that helicopter tours are not offensive from the perspective of the helicopter tourist. Hilarious!

Keep up the good w... wait... what? WHAT?

—Chad Niehaus

Moab

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