Sunday, June 7, 2020


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    David Brown, 1974 ~ 2011

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    Ignoring own standards and experts, Utah commission pushes reopening

    The COVID-19 model from the CDC predicts an increase in deaths from the coronavirus from Utah in the coming weeks, and key indicators predict more hospitalizations are to come.

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    Widespread testing is key to Moab’s path forward

    Once a person develops symptoms of COVID-19, it has likely already been days since they started unknowingly spreading the virus. As such, local health officials want to expand testing locally for the coronavirus.

    County to diversify post-virus

    The impacts of the pandemic have renewed local leaders’ focus on a topic many have worried over for years but must now confront in much starker terms: Economic diversification.

    Arches, Canyonlands to reopen May 29

    Arches and Canyonlands national parks will partially reopen to the public at the end of the month, according to a spokesperson for the parks, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities.

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    Our Dave was a loving son, caring brother, great friend to so many, and an accomplished world champion skydiver.

    Dave spent the final weeks of his life at Skydive Moab in Utah. Dave’s loved ones had not heard from him since June 29. On Oct. 23, a hiker found remains in the mountains surrounding Moab. On Oct. 26, Moab Chief of Police Mike Navarre confirmed that the remains belong to Dave.

    Special thanks to Chief Mike and his colleagues for their tending to us and Dave as a missing person. We also thank the many volunteers and friends for their contributions in the search for Dave.

    Dave is beloved and survived by his mother and father, Marian Conrad and Don Brown; step-father, Michael Conrad; sister and brother-in-law, Wendi and Mark TeKamp; separated wife, Erin Brown; nephew and cousin to many. We acknowledge Stephanie Jonsson, Dave’s best friend and partner in his last year of life.

    Private family funeral arrangements are in process. A celebration of Dave’s life will take place in summer 2012 at Skydive Chicago, during World Free Fly Record Attempts.

    Condolences can be sent to Don, Marian, Mike, Wendi and Mark at, and to Erin at, or to

    Blue skies, Dave. You are so loved and your incredible zest for life will be missed.

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