Wednesday, June 3, 2020

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Moab, UT

86.8 F
Moab
More

    Adrien’s Many Trails

    Featured Stories

    Leaving Guatemala

    I selected “send me where I’m needed most,” my desire to immerse myself in another country’s culture not affixed to any location in particular.

    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.

    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."

    Where is broadband available in Moab?

    When the superintendent of Utah schools announced last month that school would...
    Adrien Taylor
    Adrien Taylor
    Publisher Emerita Adrien Taylor co-managed The Times-Independent with her husband Sam Taylor starting in 1961.
    Former Moab Mayor Karla Hancock addresses a gathering at the remodeled Moab Museum.
    Photo by Sena Hauer

    Well, here I sit in front of an office computer after six months or more of using only my iPad at home. It appears I have forgotten the world of stuff I used to know about operating a computer. Sad. But I’m giving it a go, in the expectation that my fingers doing the walking will remember more than my brain. Ah! These “golden” years.

    That dedicated bunch up at the Moab Museum had a wing-ding last weekend to showcase their remodeled “digs.” And it was an impressive evening. My role was making one introduction, former Mayor Karla Hancock. Sometimes it is necessary to go back some years in memory to bring a scene back into focus, and that was so last weekend, as it is also the case now.

    Taking a cue from “The Golden Girls,” let’s say “picture this.” It is the year 1954, and the Ellis Foote family is moving from west Los Angeles, near Watts, in case you’re familiar with the territory, to Moab, where my father had taken a job as this city’s first city manager.

    There came my parents. Ellis and Norma Foote, and their five children, plus my dog, Eppie. The schools were already filled past capacity, and five more didn’t seem to create any more problems than the town already had.

    As my father observed, we were short on water, but when that ran out the sewer also quit. A pretty picture for a new city manager.

    Moab being Moab, people pulled together, then as now. New sewer and water pipes were installed, plus a bunch of other stuff. Main Street went straight south instead of turning left at Center Street. Helen M. Knight School was new then. I mean the old Helen M. Knight School (or HMK as we called it). Herself held forth for some years still as the first and at that time only woman superintendent of schools in Utah.

    Some year in there, one of her students wrote a lovely poem that included her. I used to have a copy, but a trip home just now didn’t reveal it so it will just have to suffice to say that part of it read, “There stands Helen M. Knight with a book in her hand” (a roll book). And it went on to tell that some of us had gone on to other things (presumably death), and the rest of us were “either absent or tardy.”

    Share this!

    - Advertisement -

    Latest News

    City cuts jobs to bridge huge tax loss

    These steps are in addition to cuts made March 13 when 60 part-time employees were terminated.

    Youth spots fire, alerts authorities

    "They (firefighters) figured out where the fire was coming from … it started with a cigarette.”

    Broken bones in Left Hand

    All but one of the injuries involved jumping from rocks into a shallow pool at the base of a waterfall.

    Employment data confirms Grand is among worst hit in state

    The figures confirm earlier estimates that roughly one in five to one in six jobs in Grand County have been lost to COVID-19.

    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.