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    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.

    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.

    The party is over at Imagination Station art supply store

    Cindy Sue Hunter serves a customer at her art supply store, Imagination Station, which has been reconfigured to allow shoppers to do what Hunter calls “door shopping."


    Much of the discussion about a traffic bypass centers on choosing between routes along the west edge of Moab. Surely we can be more creative than that? In last week’s Times-Independent, Lin Ottinger proposed a route using Kane Creek to access the mesa top. That may or may not be a good option, but it opens up the possibilities.

    My proposal is for a tunnel, location to be determined. The technology for building tunnels under cities is well developed. A tunnel would remove a major portion of traffic noise from town. Surely the technology exists to filter the exhaust from the tunnel to remove all those pollutants we are breathing. We would not destroy housing along the west side of town we so badly need, nor turn a residential area into a noise and pollution sink. Definitely a win-win solution.

    –Maggie Corson


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